“Our advice would be to get in touch with CoMotion, attend their events, talk to different people and keep an open mind. There are numerous times that I feel I’m out of my comfort zone. For example, writing a business proposal is quite different than writing a manuscript or an NIH grant proposal. But I have already learned so much in this process. I have to give a pitch soon and I am already nervous!”
What do you like most about working with CoMotion?
“I’d have to say working with Ryan Buckmaster, Senior Innovation Manager in Engineering. It is such a personal experience to have somebody outside your team who believes in your invention and is your advocate.”
Who is your favorite scientist or researcher in your field?
“This is a hard one. There are so many outstanding scientists in bioinformatics. I’d have to say Professor Daphne Koller at Stanford. Not only has she done amazing scholarly work in computer science and bioinformatics, she has founded a company too.”
Background and Bio:
Ka Yee Yeung is a Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology at University of Washington – Tacoma, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Microbiology at University of Washington – Seattle. Her research focuses on the development of methods and software tools that leverage cloud and container technology that will allow biomedical researchers to build modular reproducible bioinformatics workflows. She is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of the STEM workforce.
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