Andrew joins ZS with more than 12 years of experience in software development and biomedical research. His most recent engagements were providing consulting services through a smaller, Boston-based firm that served a range of clients, from smaller biotech startups to big-pharma. Andrew holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and has extensive experience functioning in both academia and industry through much of his previous work. Before going to college, Andrew served in the US Marine Corps (2001 – 2005) and deployed 3 times in support of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Andrew is primarily located in Boston (Lexington, MA) and has a summer home outside Washington DC (Great Falls, VA). Most of the time, Andrew can be found spending time with his fiancé Jennifer and their pack of dogs doing some sort of outdoor activity.
May 28, 2021 11:05 AM PT
Clinical genomic analytics pipelines using Databricks and the Delta Lake for the benefit of loading individual reads from raw sequencing or base-call files have significant advantages over more traditional methods. Analysis pipelines that perform genomic mapping to purpose-built reference data artifacts persisted to tables allows for enhanced performance that is magnitudes greater than previous mapping methods. These scalable, reproducible, and potentially open sourced methods have the ability to transform bioinformatics and R&D data management / governance.