Outstanding Alumni 2014
- B.S., Physics, Centenary College of Louisiana
- M.S., Physics, Purdue University
- Ph.D., Physics, Purdue University
Dr. Lynn Young educates young researchers in the analysis of data from high-throughput biological experiments such as those using next generation sequencing and microarray technologies. As a bioinformatics scientist in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library Bioinformatics Support Program, Dr. Young has a variety of roles: tutor, consultant, and collaborator.
She received her Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University where she studied vibrational modes of DNA with Dr. Earl Prohofsky. As a postdoctoral researcher, she worked with Dr. Carol Post of the Purdue Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology. This led to a position in field of structure-based drug design at the National Cancer Institute - Frederick Lab. Next, in the Division of Computational Bioscience at the Center for Information Technology at NIH, she led the development of the genomics component of the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) and coordinated ontology development for NDAR.