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Paul Jewell  |  Full Stack Developer  |  pjewell@biociphers.org

BIO

Sav'aaq! I am Paul. I have my degree in Physics, but I quickly learned that I enjoyed writing software to help friends and colleagues conquer either tedious or computationally interesting issues. There was a demand in the Biological sciences for these skills specifically, so I joined Baresh Lab to help all of the awesome people here with their devious RNA splicing schemes.

 

I have many years experience writing my own web apps both academically (RVCC, Rutgers), commercially (Rudraya Corp, Viridity Energy), and for myself, family and friends, and I am happy to learn the basics of a new field while helping at the lab.

 

Specifically, I have been a maintainer of the Majiq splicing visualization web app, called "Voila", which provides an interactive splicegraph tool and graphic / tabular data to assist in viewing the extracted RNA-Seq experimental data overlapped with annotated RNA data. I also work on writing supporting tools to go along with papers for various efforts of the students at the lab. For an example, check out Majiq-Cat below.

 

Outside of the lab, my other interest include Video Gaming, Digital Art, Harpsichord Playing, Sailing, Skating, and more coding side projects!

 

Sav'orq!

Topics

· Python / Cython / Javascript
· Alternative Splicing Classification

· Genetic Variation and Genomics of Human Disease 

Tools

​· AVISPA

· VOILA

· MAJIQ-CAT

Publications

Mapping RNA splicing variations in clinically-accessible and non-accessible tissues to facilitate Mendelian disease diagnosis using RNA-seq

Joseph K Aicher, Paul Jewell, Jorge Vaquero-Garcia, Yoseph Barash, Elizabeth J Bhoj

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Cloud Computing for Pharmacometrics: Using AWS, NONMEM, PsN, Grid Engine, and Sonic | S Sanduja, P Jewell, E Aron, N Pharai

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