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Jason Stajich

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Jason Stajich, Ph.D. is currently a Miller Postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology working with Professor John Taylor on studies in the evolution of fungi. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Duke University in 1999 and his PhD in Genetics and Genomics from Duke University in 2006 after a two-year stint as a programmer for the Center for Human Genetics at Duke University Medical Center. He was awarded an National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship during his graduate tenure and is currently supported by a three-year Miller Research Fellowship

He has authored over 20 peer-review scientific articles and book chapters in his field including several on new computational toolkits for programming in the biological sciences. Jason has served as project leader for the open source project BioPerl since 2001 and president of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation since 2005. He has designed and taught numerous tutorials on programming and computing for the biological sciences focusing around data modeling and management of genomic sequence data and analysis applications. He is particular interesting in better integration of computational analysis into biological and evolutionary sciences at the undergraduate level.