About MeBuilding bridges to enable computational research.
I have a strong commitment to open science and a passionate curiosity for the world.
Research interests: systems biology, computational medicine.
|CMSC 260||Computer Security (CompTIA Security+)|
Healthcare depends on the future generation to be well versed in both medical and computer sciences. I am devoted to enabling collaboration between these fields.
We built an image processing pipeline using CIVET 2.1.1 for quantitative analysis of fetal human brain MRI scans.
My work focused on surface mesh reconstruction of the subplate zone, which is a transient subcortical compartment with unique morphology.
- Lana Vasung, Caitlin K Rollins, Hyuk Jin Yun, Clemente Velasco-Annis, Jennings Zhang, Konrad Wagstyl, Alan Evans, Simon K Warfield, Henry A Feldman, P Ellen Grant, Ali Gholipour (2019). "Quantitative In vivo MRI Assessment of Structural Asymmetries and Sexual Dimorphism of Transient Fetal Compartments in the Human Brain." Cerebral Cortex. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhz200 (Pubmed)
- Lana Vasung, Caitlin K Rollins, Clemente Velasco-Annis, Hyuk Jin Yun, Jennings Zhang, Simon K Warfield, Henry A Feldman, Ali Gholipour, P Ellen Grant (2019). "Spatiotemporal Differences in the Regional Cortical Plate and Subplate Volume Growth during Fetal Development." Cerebral Cortex. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhaa033 (Pubmed)
- More in the making!
I'm interested in the cross-talk between the central nervous system, mucosal immune system, and bacterial microbiota. This semester I am helping the Carrier Lab run bioinformatics tools for meta'omic profiling and statistics. We are building in-vitro models of the human intestines which are responsive to host-microbiome interactions.
Also, I love teaching! Splash is a program where undergraduate students prepare and teach classes to high school students in Boston. One of my topics is about clinical microbiology and the gut-brain axis.
Free software advocate, Linux enthusiast, script kiddie.
ChRIS is lowering barriers to neuroinformatics using cloud computing and containerization. The open source platform makes it easy for researchers and clinicians to use advanced software.
At the Boston Children's Hospital, I am helping the team with software development and managing the Linux compute infrastructure. My current project is about image segmentation using machine learning on ChRIS.
Another initiative is to get CIVET on Mass Open Cloud. I've started the conversation by contributing a Dockerfile to the upstream repository on Github.
Hacking. I figure things out best by breaking them apart.
Even before coming to Boston, I discovered an injection vulnerability on Northeastern's undergraduate admissions webpage. After demonstrating its exploitability, I worked together with Northeastern ITS to ensure we have reliable defenses against cyber attack.
Using cryptographic functions, I designed and implemented a custom protocol for token exchange over Bluetooth LE. The device authenticates communication without ever having to transmit the password.
After leaving Generate, I continue to work with Mount Locks as a consultant to advise the team on security and web architecture.
I am a contributor to Search NEU, a community-powered web app to make class registration easier for Northeastern students. https://searchneu.com
Through Hacks I have weekly discussions with a diverse community of programmers at Northeastern. https://nuhacks.io
During the summer after high school I had a summer job at a noodle shop. My coworkers and I were fed up with the clunky order display app. So as anyone would do, I made my own app in Vue.js + express as a personal project!Gitlab repo
Personal... more about me!
Likes: snowboarding, garlic, philosophy
Dislikes: climate change, advertisements
Don't hesitate to contact me about anything!