Sheila picture SHEILA PODELL
  • Research Programmer

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0202
lab: 858-822-4139


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I'm currently working in the lab of Eric Allen at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, developing computational tools for the assembly, annotation, and analysis of microbial genomes and metagenomes. I also provide scientific liaison and training for wet-lab experimental biologists seeking to integrate genomic data and computational software tools into their research. My special interest is in the application of machine learning tools to predict protein function, subcellular localization, and evolutionary history.

My background includes academic lab work in cell and molecular biology, as well as industrial experience developing microarray toolkits, clinical diagnostic test kits, and injectable pharmaceutical products.

Over the past several years, I've transitioned out of wet-lab biochemistry and pharmaceutical product development into full-time computer programming and bioinformatics, which I really enjoy.