Hi, I’m Michael S. Chimenti.
I am a research scientist with 15+ 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 earned my Ph.D. in Biophysics from The Johns Hopkins University in 2009 with Bertrand Garcia-Moreno E. I then did a postdoc in the department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF with Matt Jacobson and Mark Kelly from 2010-2015.
My educational journey has taken me to both coasts of the United States. Currently, I am very fortunate to have returned to the University of Iowa, my alma mater, more than a decade after I first graduated with a degree in biochemistry. Now I work as a bioinformaticist, data scientist, and instructor in the Iowa Institute for Human Genetics.
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 children. We enjoy going to the parks, going downtown on the weekends, and visiting family. I also love to ride mountain bikes and play jazz saxophone.
Please feel free to contact me through my Linkedin page or through my University of Iowa email (publicly available through a google search).
***Disclaimer (2019): 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.***