Scott Brown
PhD Student, Holt Lab, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency

Blog Posts by Scott Brown

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Scott Brown: From Computer Science to Cancer Research

Hello and thank you for taking a look at our Immunogenomics blog posts. My name is Scott Brown, and I am a PhD Student in Dr. Robert Holt ’s lab at the BC Cancer Agency. I began working with Dr. Holt as an undergraduate in May 2011; this was my first introduction to cancer research. Within a short period of time, I began to understand how my computer science background and skills could be applied to cancer research – specifically in the field of immunogenomics, where complex algorithms are required to sift through extremely large data sets. In other words: looking for the needle in the...