Academic background: I hold a B.S. in Bioinformatics, I've spent a few years helping create an exome sequencing data pipeline in a pediatric genetics lab and am hoping to continue my career as a bioinformatics-savvy scientist by first earning a PhD.
Why I'm here: In the meantime, Rosalind is a great way to keep my coding skills sharp, review some fundamental bioinformatics problems, and to build upon my portfolio.
Bioinformatics joke: "Bioinformatics is like finding a needle in a haystack where every piece of hay looks like a needle. And the needle is cancer." -darkhelmet41290 at https://www.reddit.com/r/bioinformatics/comments/46hwah/bioinformatics_jokes/