Lead Product Designer
The speed at which we are generating biological data outpaces our ability to process it. The DNA sequencing of a single human genome produces gigabytes of data, which include hundreds of millions of DNA fragments. Analyzing that data is akin to pattern recognition on a massive scale.
The Seven Bridges Genomics Platform resolves this information bottleneck by providing a central hub for teams to store, analyze, and jointly interpret their bioinformatic data. The NIH’s National Cancer Institute uses SBG to facilitate research and collaboration on petabyte-scale datasets like The Cancer Genomics Atlas (TCGA) in an environment that supports rapid discovery. Scientists use the Platform to collaborate on their research from anywhere in the world, bringing their questions to the data.
As product designer, I worked to shorten the distance between data collection and discovery for genomics researchers. I led an eight-person team of interaction designers and front-end developers to build a suite of visualization and data management tools. The suite covers the entirety of the genomics research workflow, from receiving raw data, to analysis, to formatting results for publication. It includes:
· A clear, easily manageable interface for designing and running custom analysis pipelines;
· Secure, HIPAA-compliant data management at a petabyte scale;
· Easy collaboration between individuals, teams, and institutions;
· Seamless scalability to fit the needs of growing projects;
· Assessment of raw data for quality control;
· Visualization of alignment files, SNV/Indels, and comparison with supported reference files;
· Visualization of annotation tracks for data interpretation;
· Private annotation of the researcher’s data, with the ability to share comments on data with collaborators.
Recognition: Bio-IT: Best In Show / Amazon Web Services: Big Data & High-Performance Computing (Finalist)