Benjamin J. Liebeskind
Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Marcotte and Dr. Richard Aldrich.
- Early evolution of the nervous system
- Deep phylogeny of gene families associated with the nervous system.
- Systems biology and yeast genetics
- Orthology inference
April Wright and I co-founded and teach a graduate student-led programming and bioinformatics working group at UT Austin. If you're interested in learning how to program, you can look at our course webpage here: https://wikis.utexas.edu/display/CCBB/Introduction+to+Biological+Computing+Course
Other good resources for learning how to program:
- Practical Computing for Biologists Highly recommended book co-authored by Casey Dunn
- python for data analysis Great book and python library for working with spread-sheet data (give up Excel!)
- Think Python Free book!
- Code Academy Free, interactive courses online
- Software Carpentry Courses and online materials. April Wright and Emily Jane McTavish have taught Software Carpentry bootcamps. You can get in contact with them an organize a bootcamp at your local institution.
I also play old-time fiddle music and have an interest in ancient natural philosophy, because why be just one kind of nerd?