About Zach
Posted July 26, 2019, Updated July 09, 2020

I’m currently based out of Boulder, CO. I started out programming, took a detour to study chemistry and math as an undergrad, and did some biochemistry and bioinformatics research along the way. Right now I’m at the start of a PhD program in computer science, hoping to do interdisciplinary work on algorithm development in genomics.

At Work

I’m a researcher and data scientist right now. Right now I’m working at CU in the Biofrontiers Institute.

At work, I’m spending time on:

  • Bayesian Modeling to better understand patterns in genomic data
  • Tool development for handling ever increasing amounts of genomic data
  • Nascent sequencing data and algorithms with a focus on understanding disease

At Home

In my free time, you can find me:

  • Outside and running on trails
  • Tinkering with digital modes for ham radio and software defined radio
  • Experimenting with fermentation in the kitchen


The links at the top of this page are the best ways to get in touch with me online I don’t use social media. I don’t have enough time to use it and remain as productive as I’d like, so I try to avoid it. I also like having control of my own data and the knowledge that what I’ve made won’t spontaneously disappear one day.