Ben Brown: Mathematical Rigor for ENCODE and ModENCODE | GenomeWeb

Recommended by: Steve Brenner, University of California, Berkeley

"I started out life as a mathematician," says Ben Brown, a computational biologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Working on an undergraduate degree in pure mathematics, "I didn't see a number or a computer for four years. I was covered in chalk dust all the time, and did a bunch of stuff that was very enjoyable, but realized by the end of it that it was not going to be applicable to anything in the real world any time soon."

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