Josephine Lee

Full stack developer

Software Engineering

Current: Software Engineer at the Broad Institute

Building the Cancer Dependency Map Portal and other Flask-React webapps to centralize, analyze, and visualize data. Part of the Cancer Data Science team.

Past experience and projects

Appistry, Inc.

Software Engineer Intern at Appistry, making next-generation sequencing analysis accessible to clinicians

Built and consumed REST APIs on a Django-Angular stack

Project Osler

An open-source electronic medical records app for a free clinic run by the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Django-powered, test-driven goodness

Web Development

Various projects including a calendar, chat site, messaging service, and Android app backend

Playing with jQuery, AngularJS, ExpressJS, NodeJS, Socket.IO, PHP, MySQL and MongoDB

ArchHacks 2016

Helped to organize ArchHacks, a hackthon at Washington University in St. Louis

Python scripting to process applications and plan bus routes, and data visualization

Algorithms and Data Structures

Implemented a divide-and-conquer algorithm, a hashtable, a skip list and Dijkstra's algorithm on a binary heap priority queue

Analyzed various sorts, searchers, and other algorithms and data structures. Lorem ipsum big-O!

Various Games

Built a program thats plays Sudoku, Gomoku, and ultimate Tic Tac Toe

Learnt C++ inheritance, function overloading, dynamic allocation, copy control, containers, algorithms

Data Science and Computational Biology

Data Science as a Software Engineer
Broad Institute, Cancer Data Science group (Jan 2017 - current)
Built pipelines, ran scripts, and manipulated tables and matrices in R and python
Computational Genomics Research
Bio434W Research Explorations in Genomics (Jan - May 2016)
Finished and annotated regions of the Drosophila ficusphila genome using next-gen sequencing data, gene predictors and existing experimental data

Experimental Life Sciences

Plant Biochemistry
Jez Lab, Washington Universtiy in St. Louis (Jan - May 2016)
Analyzed protein function through site-directed mutagenesis and kinetic assays
Plant Molecular Biology
Haswell Lab, Washington Universtiy in St. Louis (Jan 2014 - Dec 2015)
2015 American Society of Plant Biologists Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Investigated gene function through traditional and Gateway cloning, genotyping, RNA-seq analysis, mutant complementation, confocal microscopy and various phenotypic analyses, leading to a first author paper.

Lee, Josephine S., Margaret E. Wilson, Ryan A. Richardson, and Elizabeth S. Haswell. "Genetic and physical interactions between the organellar mechanosensitive ion channel homologs MSL 1, MSL 2, and MSL 3 reveal a role for interā€organellar communication in plant development." Plant Direct 3.3 (2019): e00124.

Biomedical Research
JBS Science, Drexel University (May - Aug 2013)
Developed screens for colon cancer diagnosis and investigated epigenetic liver cancer markers
Marine Ecology
OpenLab, Raffles Institution (April 2011 - Feb 2013)
Investigated the diversity of symbiotic algae in corals


Bachelor of Arts,
Washington Universtiy in St. Louis
GPA 3.96, summa cum laude
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (CSE241)
  • Cloud Computing with Big Data Applications (CSE427)
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (CSE511)
  • Genomics (Bio434W)
  • Biochemistry (Bio4810)
  • Plant Biology and Genetic Engineering (Bio3041)