Foad Green

I'm a researcher and database analyst living in San Francisco. My research background is in medical bioinformatics and image processing. I'm currently working on the Translational Medicine team at Clovis Oncology.

My hobbies include running, travel, skiing, and reading.
Feel free to check out my GitHub profile and research contributions. See how I'm building this website here.

In July 2018, I joined Clovis Oncology on their Translational Medicine Research team in San Francisco. The Translational Medicine Research team is responsible for handling the scale of data from thousands of patients screened by Clovis, which includes genomics, nonclinical, and preclinical data types.

I'm developing a scalable cloud relational data system using Postgres, Python, and AWS. This service allows for complex querying, features a RESTful interface powered by a serverless architecture and provides elegant visualizations written in React.

I presented data at AACR 2019 providing coverage of TRITON2 patient screening activities in the ongoing study of PARPi treatment of prostate cancer.

Poster Presentation

Press Release

I worked at Chan Zuckerberg Biohub from August 2017 to June 2018. My contributions to the Biohub spanned from histological imaging analysis to the development of scRNAseq utilities. Of note, I performed exploratory analysis to measure the efficency of novel padlock DNA probes to register signals on tissue across 50+ genes.

In addition, as part of the Tabula Muris Project, I wrote several programmtic tools in R and Python to assess the bioinformatic quality of single-cell RNA samples.

Read more about this project here.

From 2015 to 2017, I worked in the Songbird Neuroscience lab of Dr. Michael Brainard at UCSF. I supported NGS and imaging pipelines to discover gene targets of spatial variation across the neuromotor (song) pathway of the Bengalese Finch. My contributions led to the initial characterization of inhibitory interneuron subtype marker expression aligned to the brain's regional axis.

Coming soon...


Search Stack: full-stack client with a React client with REST endpoints connecting a Postgres server
CIGAR Aligner: various CIGAR decompression and aligner functions implemented in Python
utils: Frequently used Python ETL utils
windrunner: Accessing my running data using strava_v3 and wundergroud APIs.

More on Projects

Experience & Education

Clovis Oncology, Translational Researcher
Jul 2018 - Current

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Single-Cell Genomics, Research Associate
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018

HHMI/UCSF Brainard Lab, Behavioral Neurogenomics, Technician
Sept 2015 - Jul 2017

UCSF Bankiewicz Lab, Neurosurgery, Associate
Apr 2014 - Jul 2015

UW Faustman Lab, Environmental Health, Research Intern
Jun 2013 - Feb 2014

UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry BA