Senior Software Engineer
JD has a BS in Biosystems Engineering and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee. While in college, he founded a consulting startup creating custom software for local businesses. After graduation, he headed west to Silicon Valley, California to test his mettle against the crackerjack code slingers. He combined his love of biology and programming first at 23andMe and then at Syapse, where he worked with UCSF's Genomic Medicine Initiative team to create their Next-Gen Sequencing pipeline for cancer treatment. He loves all outdoor activities - skiing, biking, hiking, climbing - especially the ones where he is joined by his stellar yellow lab, Butter Biscuit.