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NICHOLAS M GEORGE, PHD
scientific consultant
bioteam, inc.
[email protected]
https://nickgeorge.net

education

Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

august 2016 - may 2021

M.S. Anatomy and Neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

august 2014 - april 2016

B.S. Virginia Tech

august 2009 - december 2012

summary

experience

Scientific Consultant at BioTeam, Inc.

may 2021 - present

  • Helped private and public sector researchers use technology and computation to achieve scientific goals

  • Performed interviews and assessments to identify research barriers and potential solutions

  • Designed and built software based tools to address client needs

  • Designed and deployed cloud computing solutions to facilitate scientific research

NIH National Research Service Award Fellowship

august 2019 - may 2021

  • Designed and implemented an original research project to study neurons and glial cells in the olfactory system

  • Awarded an F31 Fellowship from the NIDCD, raising $66,952 so far

  • Extensive use of Python, SQLite, and R for data analysis, statistics, and data visualizations

  • Collaborated with various research groups to design and perform advanced and microscopy techniques

  • Invited presentation at the Gordon Research Seminar on Glial Biology, 2019

Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

august 2017 - july 2018

  • Awarded a TL1 Translational Research Fellowship, raising $30,682 during my second year as a Ph.D. student

  • Worked in a collaborative group consisting of Clinicians, Physicists, and Neuroscientists to develop and test an experimental microscope for neurosurgery

  • Managed the experimental design, data gathering, and data analysis of a team of research assistants and students

  • Achieved 89% classification accuracy of human brain regions using classification/machine learning algorithms

  • Invited presentation and Wellcome Trust Travel award for the Translational Science 2018 conference

software

ABF Explorer

  • A PyQt GUI for fast visualization of Axon binary format (ABF) electrophysiology data and metadata

  • Unit testing with multiple Python versions using pytest and tox

  • Use of make and pyinstaller to generate executables for macOS

Lab Utility Plugins

  • Plugins for Fiji/ImageJ to automate common laboratory image analysis tasks

  • Learned and used ImageJ's Java API from Python

Website

  • Once written in Clojure, a functional lisp on the Java Virtual Machine

  • Writing covering my use of programming languages and tools for science

teaching and volunteering

Software Carpentry Instructor

october 2020 - present

Cofounder of the Reproducible Research Network

august 2016 - august 2018