Hi, I’m Diya.

I’m a molecular biologist and data scientist, with a primary appointment as a Postdoctoral Researcher in John Ngai’s lab at UC Berkeley. I’m also a Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. In both capacities, I study how olfactory stem cells make neurons (or don’t) in adults.

Aside from my research, I care about empowering others with the resources to understand the world. I am a Lesson Maintainer for the Carpentries, an international organization that teaches data science and coding skills. My co-maintainer and I are responsible for integrating community-submitted updates to the Programming with R lesson.

I’m now looking for a new job outside academia, as a computational biologist. My primary expertise is in single-cell genomics, but I’m open to all sorts of opportunities. If you know of a position I might be interested in, please send me an email.

I recently decided to map my activities over the past ten years as a visual resume. Aside from its descriptive qualities, this project was a great way to learn more about Google sheets integration with R and ggplot2/grid graphics. The result is below and the code to make your own visual resume is on GitHub.

Diya Das's Visual Resume