Brandon Pickett, PhD
Brandon got an undergraduate degree in Bioinformatics wiith a double minor in Computer Science and Business Management from Brigham Young University in 2015. He then did a post-bac internship with the Forage and Range Research Laboratory, part of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, where he developed an interest in genomics and genome assembly. After returning to BYU for his graduate studies, Brandon began working on genome assemblies for several non-model marine fishes. He defended his dissertation (supervised by Drs. Perry Ridge and Keoni Kauwe) in 2021 and subsequently joined the Genome Informatics Section at the NHGRI.