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Lab Members

Sam Payne

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Principal Investigator
Sam Payne joined BYU in 2018 after 10 years of full time research in bioinformatics at PNNL and JCVI. His research interests are as broad as bioinformatics (all things biology that need data). Current research is mainly focused on algorithms for proteomics and data integration with applications to cancer, ALS, and criminal justice.

Hannah Boekweg

Hanna Boekweg is a Masters student in Biology with an emphasis in Bioinformatics. She is working on the temporal dynamics of proteins in ALS disease progression. Her favorite hobby is playing the violin, especially in orchestras and chamber groups.

Humberto Giraldez

I’m Humberto Giraldez. I’m a sophomore studying Computer Science with a Bioinformatics emphasis. I’m originally from Arequipa, Peru. I enjoy riding my electric scooter, eating In ‘n’ Out burgers, and hanging out with my nephews. 

Caleb Lindgren

Undergraduate Researcher - Data Science and Cancer
Caleb is a sophomore studying bioinformatics, with minors in computer science and ballroom dance. He loves the rich variety of subjects contained within bioinformatics, and plans to pursue a PhD after graduation. He enjoys baking bread, biking, hiking, music, and performing

Devorah Stucki

Devorah is in her senior year in the Bioinformatics program with plans to apply to medical school next summer. She’s passionate about using technology to find innovative solutions to complex problems. When she’s not working Devorah loves horses, music and camping

Robert Oldroyd

Robert Oldroyd is a senior studying Bioinformatics. He is interested in all things related to biology and computer science. His hobbies include trying new things, reading, and hiking.

Corbin Day

Undergraduate Researcher - Data Distribution API and Machine Learning

Corbin is a senior studying Bioinformatics with a minor in Computer Science. He enjoys making things in the garage and the machine shop. When the weather is nice, he enjoys camping and kitesurfing.

Drew Bonnett

Drew is a senior studying Computer Science. He cares about making a difference and finds satisfaction in doing research that can change lives. Drew enjoys skiing, reading, and watching baseball. He plans to attend Dental School after graduation.

Sarah Curtis

Sarah is a junior studying Bioinformatics. She spent a year and a half studying chemical engineering and developed an appreciation for optimization and efficiency which she hopes to apply to cancer and genetic research as she continues her studies in bioinformatics. In her free time she loves to travel, spend time in nature, and try new recipes.