Tara paglino, MS Bioinformatics Analyst
Tara joined Juvena Therapeutics in August 2018 as an intern to complete her Masters thesis, joining full time in January 2019. At Juvena Therapeutics, Tara develops R pipelines for high-throughput screening and a therapeutic protein library database. She also develops data visualization application interfaces for high-throughput statistical modeling, quantification and image analysis. Tara assists in several bioinformatics, ML and DL projects to improve our predictive capabilities in discovering and developing new therapeutics that promote tissue regeneration.
Tara started growing her bioinformatics skills in the Nadeau Lab, part of the Sean N. Parker Centers at Stanford University in the department of Medicine. Tara was involved in many immunologic studies, including one that mapped transcriptional data to phenotypes of discordant asthmatic twins (publication pending). She then received her Masters in Bioinformatics from Northeastern University, where she created a classifier to help diagnose Clonal Hematopoiesis using genomic and clinical data through neural network and SVM models.
Tara also enjoys graphic design and data visualization. When she’s not analyzing biological data, she enjoys blogging about health and nutrition, painting and hanging out with her dog Ruby.