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Research Highlights Brochure

Here are some quick shots of a brochure I recently assembled for the Columbia University Department of Systems Biology. It compiles writing I did for them in 2014, including coverage of key papers and interviews with two faculty members. In addition to the writing, I also did the layout in InDesign. I’m very happy to […]

Semi-Rational Genome Engineering

I recently had a chance to interview Harris Wang, a young researcher at Columbia University who is doing some very exciting work in synthetic biology. He recently published a new method called (MO)-MAGE, which makes it possible to deliver large numbers of targeted mutations in E. coli simultaneously. The implications are quite fascinating, both in terms […]

Mapping Human B Cell Development Using Single-Cell Technologies

Last week I reported on a very interesting paper published researchers at Columbia University and Stanford University. Here’s the opening. Follow the link below to read the full article. In a new paper published in the journal Cell, a team of researchers led by Dana Pe’er at Columbia University and Garry Nolan at Stanford University describes a powerful […]

Screenprinting 101

Last weekend I took a two-day class titled “Screenprinting 101” at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. It was taught by Dave DiMarchi, a Montclair, NJ, based printer and bookmaker. Saturday focused on the basics of how screens are prepared, some techniques for drawing designs by hand, and the mechanics of pulling prints. On Sunday, […]

Fun with Sine Waves

I’ve been working on a set of Processing sketches that start from an oscillating sine wave. This is created by making a bezier whose anchor points are at either sides of your window, and setting two control points that oscillate up and down in opposite directions. When you stack multiple iterations of the same function, […]

An Interview with Saeed Tavazoie

I recently had a chance to speak with Saeed Tavazoie, a professor of systems biology at Columbia University, about his work. He gave a very cogent overview of his perspective on the future of biological research, and some really fascinating projects that his lab has been working on. Here is a short snippet, but I’d […]

I’m on Tumblr

If you are on Tumblr, I invite you to follow cwllms.tumblr.com. For the time being I’ll mostly be posting sketches, gifs, and videos made in Processing. We’ll see how it grows.