About Me

Hi, I’m Michael S. Chimenti.

I am a research scientist with 10+ years of broad experience in the fields of bioinformatics, genomics, computational chemistry, and structural biology.  I thrive on projects that combine computational, genomic, and experimental approaches to explore complex scientific questions.

I received my Ph.D. in Biophysics from The Johns Hopkins University in 2009.  I did a postdoc in the department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF from 2009-2015.

My educational journey has taken me to both coasts of the United States.  However, I am very fortunate to have returned to my alma mater more than a decade after I first graduated with my B.S. in biochemistry; now as a Bioinformatics Specialist within the Iowa Institute for Human Genetics here at the University of Iowa.

This blog is about topics in the fields of bioinformatics, genomics, data science, and drug discovery that I find particularly interesting or helpful.  Here you might find posts about:

— Using various Python and R tools for scientific programming and data analysis

— Innovative new approaches in genomics/bioinformatics

— Ways to save time in your daily research tasks by taking advantage of automation and scripting

I live in Iowa City with my wife and daughter.   We enjoy going to nearby parks, going downtown on the weekends, and getting donuts at Daylight Donuts just up the street.  I also love to play music and I’m an avid student of jazz saxophone.

Please feel free to contact me:

michael *dot* chimenti *at* gmail *dot* c0m

***Disclaimer (2018): views and opinions expressed in this blog are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of the University of Iowa.  All rights are reserved, I am the sole copyright owner of the original material herein.***

One thought on “About Me”

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