I am gay and I am a scientist. //
I started in academia as a physicist working on heavy-ion collision data trying to understand quantum chromodynamics, but after I graduated in 2002 I shifted my research focus to genomics with the idea that genome informatics would be the most interesting science of my lifetime. I still think that, and currently I work at the Regeneron Genetics Center where I lead a team developing and applying novel tools and data infrastructure to produce and analyze large genomic data sets with the goal of making precision medicine a reality. I live in Stamford, CT, with my husband Jim and three cats Sabrina, Emile, and Lyndon.