Background - Education Trained in the Biological & Computer Sciences. BS in Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. MS in Pharmacology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA. MS in Information Systems, Northeastern University.
Background – Employment Software Engineer, Curagen (454 Life Sciences), New Haven, CT. Senior Software Engineer, University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford, CT. Senior Bioinformatics Specialist, Faisal Special Hospital, Riyadh, KSA. Senior Computational Biologist, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. And other positions.
Background - Projects Built the infrastructure for the GeneMania data warehouse. Translated the BIND interactions database into PSI- MI/BIOPAX. Designed and managed the software processes in the Biomolecular Research Department (e.g. ARED). Designed and implemented the interoperability of the Virtual Cell with Systems Biology standards (SBML, CellML). Developed and implemented data analysis, data integration, and curation tools at Incyte Genomics and Curagen. And other projects, in addition to some earlier wet lab research.
Some Nice (Bioinfo) Buzzwords Throughout those projects, I developed expertise in (partial list):Interoperability NCBI suite (Entrez, Gene Ontology Unigene, GenBank) (GO)Controlled Ensembl PfamVocabulary (CV)PSI-MI UniProt GCGSBML BLAST HL7CellML HMMER
And Some Technical BuzzwordsObject-Oriented MySQL JavaAnalysis & DesignData Management SQL Server XML& IntegrationData Modeling & Oracle NetBeansConversionLogical & Physical SQL, ProC, JDBC, TomcatDatabase Design Stored ProceduresUML C/C++ XML Spy
My Strengths... Self-starter: Enjoys building products from scratch. Takes initiative and looks for new challenges. Team player and easy-going. Excellent mentor. Drives a project from start to finish. Devoting my career for blending computer sciences with biological & biomedical sciences.
Long-term Goals Keeping pace with the ongoing advances in biomedical informatics and technology at large. Leading challenging projects while keeping my feet wet with software engineering details.