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A software engineer by trade and a geneticist by inclination. I got started in biology by doing protein folding simulations at the Herzfeld Group at Brandeis University.

Now I've moved to bioinformatics. My goal is to use the data available from recent large-scale expression assays (ChIP-seq and RNAse-seq, from recent efforts of ENCODE consortium members), to create a predictive model of RNA expression and translation in differentiated human cell tissue.

I love talking about this stuff so ask me about it if that sounds interesting to you. I am actually looking for a few keen adventurers to found a company with.


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accepted Methods of nuclear transfection - nuclear transport
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comment Methods of nuclear transfection - nuclear transport
Thanks Alan! I'm upvoting this for the nice article summary, but leaving the question unanswered in case someone else can comment specifically on Whiteld or shed some more light.
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revised Methods of nuclear transfection - nuclear transport
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asked Methods of nuclear transfection - nuclear transport
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comment Is DNA mutation locally energetically stabilizing the DNA molecule
Even if you just want to approximate the truth by considering energy potentials, why shouldn't your understanding equally predispose you to the expectation that the other reaction product would become lower energy?
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comment Is DNA mutation locally energetically stabilizing the DNA molecule
Not all reactions lower the chemical potential energy of all of their products - consider any endothermic reaction, in which heat energy becomes chemical potential energy. Reactions actually happen to increase the entropy of the universe, not the stability of it - looking at potentials is an approximation only.
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revised Terminology question: the scope of an allele in an organism
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asked Terminology question: the scope of an allele in an organism
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