[BiO BB] Schooling question

Joel Dudley Joel.Dudley at DevelopOnline.com
Tue Jun 19 12:36:29 EDT 2001

Trey - 

I am in the same boat as you. I received a degree in Microbiology from
Arizona State and I am currently employed as a UNIX systems
architect/Programmer in Tempe AZ. I have contacted Arizona State in regards
to a masters program in Bioinformatics and the closest thing they had was
bioengineering which focuses more on the kinematics of the human body and
machine-body interfaces. I am more interested in pursuing the programming
aspect, distributed protein modeling software, biological data mining, etc.
I have begun to write some of the software on my own to gain experience, and
the O' Reilly book, "Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills", is a great
resource.  However I would really like graduate level instruction in
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology. I don't want to leave the state so I
am talking with professors at ASU to get graduate level instruction in
Bioinformatics off the ground. It has been rough going right now but I hope
something will happen if I bother them enough.  I have a great job now, but
bioinformatics is my passion so that's where I have to go, I suggest you do
whatever it takes to follow your passion Trey. Good luck and let me know if
you find a good program.

- Joel Dudley

-----Original Message-----
From: Ashton T. Belew [mailto:abelew at mail.wesleyan.edu] 
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 8:56 PM
To: bio_bulletin_board at bioinformatics.org
Subject: [BiO BB] Schooling question

	I graduated from Wesleyan University in 1998 as a Biology major.
During my time at Wesleyan, I took up programming as a hobby; and started
working there as a systems administrator/programmer for the university.
I decided to stop last December in order to travel.  While driving across
Arizona, I decided I want to return to school.  I have strong interest in
Computer Science/Computing, Biology, Linguistics, and English.  
	My question is, simply put:  where should one look in order to
attempt to find a fun and difficult program in Bioinformatics?  Thus far,
I have only poked around in google (thus finding bioinformatics.org) and
have not found any criteria to help me decide upon a school.
					Thank you for your time,

Ashton Trey Belew
Phone: 860 983 1046 
e-mail: abelew at wesleyan.edu
Surprise your boss.  Get to work on time.

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