Max Robinson

Research Scientist

Computational Biologist

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(206) 732-2142

I am primarily a data analyst who specializes in biological data and mathematical approaches. Thus, I have expertise in: Genomics, which for me includes analysis of DNA sequences, genetic markers, and population structure. Molecular Systems Biology, or the analysis of biological questions through data collected in high-throughput experiments at the molecular level. Such experiments include quantification of cDNA molecules derived from transcribed messenger RNAs (transcriptomics) and 16S ribosomal RNAs (microbiome); proteins (proteomics); small molecule metabolites (metabolomics); and any other high-throughput data that may be available (e.g. methylated DNA, methylomics). Mathematical data analysis, including probability modeling and matrix analysis methods (e.g. singular value decomposition, principal components analysis, linear models). I also work on visualization of biological data.

Ph.D. in Molecular Biotechnology, University of Washington, 2005.

B.S. in Computer Science with a second major in Mathematics, Va Tech, 1985.

I am interested in just about anything that involves a technology…and that covers a lot of ground! For example, when cooking, I tend to make recipes that involve a pressure cooker or double-boiler. My artistic efforts revolve around knitting or crochet–old technologies, but technologies nonetheless. My bicycles have internal gear hubs.