Being Melissa Cline

In the spirit of the movie "Being John Malkovich", welcome to the inside of my head! Here's what it looks like from the outside, give or take a Halloween costume...

My head is perpetually crammed with material on bioinformatics, genomics, and systems biology. I spent many years at cramming it at U.C. Santa Cruz, studying homology recognition and protein sequence alignment accuracy, and finally generating this beautiful Ph.D. dissertation (please withhold any editorial comments...). Fearing that my head wasn't yet crammed enough, I went to work for Affymetrix, to cram it with information on splice variation, expression analysis, and determining splice variation from expression analysis. Here is my my old car, which is still a legend there!

After a few years at Affy, my head was mostly pretty dense matter (hmm, maybe that wasn't the best choice of words), but there were still empty spaces relating to language and culture. So to get my head really crammed full, I moved to Paris, where I currently work on Cytoscape and other projects at the Pasteur Institute. For a small taste of my life in France, I invite you to visit my blog. You are also welcome to check out my CV to see the effects of all of that cramming.

Last modified: October 21, 2005