Outside of formal teaching duties, I’m always happy to talk directly to the public about general science. Here’s a list of informal courses and talks I’ve given to lay audiences:


  • “Bioinformatics with Project Rosalind” Six week course at BUGSS (Back by popular demand!). 2013
  • “Introduction to Programming with Python”. Eight week course at the Baltimore Free School. 2010.


  • B-Ethical Debate Series. 2014-? Sponsored by UMBC BIO-COM. (Undefeated 3/3! :))
  • “How to do biology with a supercomputer” Guest spot at Project Artemis. 2013
  • “DIY Bioinformatics”. Workshop at BUGSS. 2013.
  • “Computational Biology”. Guest lecture at Friends School. 2012.
  • “The Ecology of Rock-Paper-Scissors”. Guest lecture at MICA. 2012.
  • “Introduction to Computational Biology”. UMBC SPLASH! 2012.
  • “A Taste of Category Theory”. UMBC SPLASH! 2012.
  • “Ask a Scientist Day” at the Baltimore Science Center. 2011-2012.
  • “Introduction to Monadic Computation”. Tutorial for the Baltimore Functional Programming Group. 2012.