I am a postdoctoral scholar with Michael Snyder, Chair of the Genetics Department, at Stanford University, where I am constructing technologies to control transcriptional networks and am working to build the first spatiotemporally-resolved metazoan TF regulatory network. I completed my PhD. in Genome Sciences with Stanley Fields (HHMI) at the University of Washington in December of 2010, where I designed and constructed various genomic technologies, empowered by next-generation DNA sequencing. My strengths as a scientist lie in my enthusiasm and ability to develop innovative approaches that couple computational and experimental methods. I am most excited about technologies that open novel research areas and opportunities by bringing distinct tools and areas together. My work encompasses research and technological development in: 1) next generation protein directed-evolution for high-resolution sequence-function mapping and protein optimization , 2) analysis of laboratory-evolved genomes, 3) nascent transcript capture and RNA-sequencing for genome-wide RNA polymerase activity tracking, and 4) transcriptional regulatory network analysis in metazoan development integrating >300 ChIP-sequencing experiments and cellular-resolution protein expression tracking in C. elegans.