Keywords: gene expression, recombination, sequencing, genotyping, genetics, DNA
Patricia Penton is a software engineer at 23andMe. Patricia is mainly responsible for building internal web-based tools to support various teams within the company. Prior to joining 23andMe, Patricia was a microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. She studied molecular biology at the University of Cincinnati, where she investigated HIV phylogenetics, and hepatitis B virus drug resistance. Before becoming a microbiologist, Patricia was a community organizer for a political nonprofit group. She worked on several local, state, and federal elections throughout the Midwest. As a former docent at the CDC Museum, and a former teaching assistant, Patricia is passionate about STEM education for all ages. Follow Patricia on Twitter @pkpenton.