Welcome to BioData Club!
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What We Do

BioData Club is an informal, on-campus meetup initiated by a group of OHSU students, staff, and faculty. We come together to share skills, ask questions, and learn new open research tools. We believe anyone can learn to program and are happy to help you start from scratch! Join us to write your first line of code, learn new data management and analysis skills, try your hand at teaching in an informal context - or just show up at our Hacky Hour co-working events to work on your own projects with company.

Skill Sharing

Share your favorite coding skills and tools with your friends and colleagues in friendly, no-pressure work-alongs.

Co-Working

Get together to work on your coding projects, help each other out and share your work.

Community Building

Meet new people in your field, from other departments, and the greater PDX community - and find out what we can do when we work together.

Events

Our upcoming and recent events:

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We also invite you to follow our calendar, where events will be posted.

If you use Google calendar, you can add our calendar by pressing the "Google Calendar" button at the bottom-right of this page.

If you use another calendar app, you can copy and paste this address into any calendar product that supports the iCal format.

Come Say Hi

Join our Slack Page and hang out, share tips, or ask questions! You'll need an ohsu.edu email address to join.

BioData Club Slack

We have a mailing list that you can join here (link only works within OHSU firewall).

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Who We Are

We are a diverse group hailing from multiple departments across the University and beyond.

Administration

Danielle Robinson

PhD, Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  R
  •  Data visualization
  •  Open data and data policy issues

Lilly Winfree, PhD

PhD, Neuroscience 2016

Interests:
  •  R
  •  Python
  •  Data visualization

Letisha Wyatt, PhD

PhD, Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  Data management
  •  Data visualization

Robin Champieux

MILS, Library Science

Interests:
  •  Open science
  •  Open data
  •  Research impact
  •  Scientific communication
  •  Libraries

Daniela Saderi

MS, Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  Open Science
  •  Python

Ted Laderas

PhD, Biomedical Informatics

Interests:
  •  Open Science
  •  R/Python
  •  Data Science
  •  Interactive Visualization

Members

Emile Latour

MS, Biostatistics

Interests:
  •  Fun

Daniela Saderi

MS, Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  Python
  •  Data Science
  •  Data Visualization

Holly D Andrea

BS, Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  Fun

Tavita Garrett

PhD, Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  data management
  •  MATLAB

Chris Loo

PhD, Microbiology and Immunology

Interests:
  •  R

Andy Kaempf

MS, Biostatistics

Interests:
  •  R
  •  command line
  •  SAS

Ben Murphy-Baum

Graduate Student, Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  retina
  •  electrophysiology

Nicole Bowles

PhD, Neuroendocrinology and MS, Clinical Epidemiology

Interests:
  •  Learning R, MATLAB
  •  data management
  •  Cooking
  •  Hiking

Amy Williams

PhD Candidate, Behavioral Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  R
  •  Data Visualization
  •  Python
  •  MatLab

Sam Papadakis

PhD student in NGP

Interests:
  •  bash
  •  fMRI

Sam Carpenter

MS student in DMICE (BCB)

Interests:
  •  bash
  •  Resting State MRI
  •  python
  •  R
  •  outdoors stuff

Kylie McPherson

PhD, Neuroscience

Interests:
  •  MATLAB
  •  Python
  •  Data Science
  •  Data Visualization

Eric Leung

PhD Student in Biomedical Informatics

Interests:
  •  R/Python/JS
  •  Machine learning
  •  Data management

Aurora Blucher

PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Interests:
  •  R/Java/Python
  •  Probabilistic graphical models
  •  Data Visualization

Friends and Resources

Groups and resources for coding and research

  • OHSU Data Jamboree
    Organized by OHSU Computational Biology in the School of Medicine, the monthly Data Jamboree series provides interactive lectures, hands-on workshops, and community building related to data science research and learning.
  • Ted Laderas, PhD
    Hometown hero Ted has developed an R Bootcamp and other tutorials. It's a great place to start learning R. After you do that, move on to Markdown, ggplot2, and Shiny tutorials!
  • RBootcamp
    Developed in part by Ted Laderas and Jessica Minnier, here is a self-directed bootcamp for learning the basics of data manipulation with the tidyverse in R. We start with visualization and ask fun questions of the data.
  • Software Carpentry
    Introductory lessons on various topics in computing for research.
  • Portland's R User Group
    Meetups in PDX featuring R users talking about their work and learning together.
  • Women Who Code PDX
    Networking, skill building, and professional development meetups.
  • Women in Science PDX
    Networking, skill building, and professional development meetups for women in STEM fields.
  • Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science
    OHSU student-led group for enhancing support of students, postdocs, and faculty of color in grad programs/science.
  • Carly Strasser's excellent advice for PhD students
    Learn to code!
  • PhD Starter Kit
    List of various starter kit of tools for life in academia
  • Awesome Research Tools
    A curated list of tools to help you with research/life
  • An Introduction to Statistical and Data Sciences via R
    Developed by Chester Ismay and Albert Y. Kim to help those asking yourself, "Help! I'm new to R and RStudio and I need to learn about them! However, I'm completely new to coding! What do I do?"