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Kyle S.


Seattle, WA

Member since:

June 25, 2013



There's a lot going on these days at the intersection between technology, data collection, storage and analysis, and health. I'd like to learn more and get more involved.

Are you gathering any data now?

On myself, no, other than carrying a smartphone around all the time. At work, I do transcriptional profiling on individual samples to learn about what genes are being turned on and off across the genome.

Why are you interested in quantified self?

As a genomics researcher I've seen the exponential growth in the kinds of data we're gathering about our genomes, our medical histories, and our health. It seems like we're reaching a point of being able to use these kinds of data to go beyond traditional lab-based research and perform new kinds of analyses and learn new things about health and disease. I'd like to learn more about the kinds of data people are gathering now about their health, how they're doing it, what they're measuring, where and how they would like to use that data, and what new approaches to health are going to emerge from this approach. I think these efforts are part of what will make personalized medicine possible.

Can you outline a few of your interests? (This will help the organizers get ideas for presentations and themes for upcoming meetings.)

I'm interested in the possibilities of individual data monitoring and how that can be used to learn new things about health. I'm particularly interested in applications of self-monitoring to both public health (for example, activity monitoring) and private health (for example, drug discovery through collecting data from individual patients). I'm also interested in enabling technologies--how to make the process of measuring easier, simpler, and more universal.


I'm a genomics research scientist who works in the pharmaceutical industry. I've been in Seattle for close to twenty years, coming here for my postdoctoral research and staying in a variety of research positions at the UW and pharmaceutical companies

What Kyle S. is saying about this Meetup Group

Thanks to Tableau for hosting! And some very nice demos of how to visualize data to help make the meaning more evident.

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