Kristen Beck

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Kristen Beck

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Title

Senior Research Scientist

Location

IBM Research - Almaden Almaden, CA USA

Bio

Dr. Beck is a Senior Research Scientist and Lead Bioinformatician in the AI and Cognitive Solutions group at IBM Research - Almaden. She has over ten years of experience in biomedical and food-related research including mechanistic studies of omega-3 fatty acids in tumorigenesis and anomaly detection for the microbiome. Her work leverages a multi-omics approach for large scale analysis of genomics, transcriptomics, and the microbiome. Currently, Dr. Beck leads the research of the IBM Functional Genomics Platform in development of a repository of over 300 million sequences describing microbial life from genotype to phenotype. Dr. Beck is an advocate for inclusivity in STEM and an active volunteer in many initiatives empowering young researchers. She received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with a Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology from the University of California, Davis.

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Laxmi Parida

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