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Senior Scientific Research Associate - Research Computing

Dr. Roach received his Ph. D in Mathematics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In 1999, he started a postdoctoral stage in the Department of Biochemistry at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to working at UNC, he worked in federal government contracting executing on DARPA contracts. With and extensive background in bioinformatics, he was responsible for the deployment of a software pipeline for bioinformatic analysis of next generation sequencing data that was used in UNC efforts on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project. He currently investigates improvements in microbiome bioinformatic analysis, computational evolutionary biology, and epidemiology.

Dr. Jeff Roach