Hey, I’m Aaron.
I’m a software engineer at TileDB with a background in computational biology. In my previous academic life, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where I was Director of Bioinformatics for the Transplant Research Institute, and before that I was a faculty member in the Department of Human Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University. I co-founded VCU’s Data Science Lab with Tim York, which provides opportunities for faculty and students to learn about modern computational workflows that facilitate rigorous and reproducible research.
BTW, I’m not the Aaron Wolen who races motorcycles. However, I’m pretty good at Excite Bike.
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Ph.D. in Human & Molecular Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Psychology Major (B.S.) / Biology Minor
University of Iowa
I’m an avid programmer and OSS enthusiast. I have contributed to popular open source projects like Pandoc, knitr, tidyr, and r/qtl, and have also authored several of my own.
Recent publications from research projects I’ve been involved with. Or is it with which I’ve been involved? Either way, here they are.