Yuka Takemon

Yuka Takemon

PhD student

Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

Biography

Yuka Takemon (she/her) is a PhD candidate in Dr. Marco Marra’s group at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. Yuka is also an organizer of RLadies (Vancouver chapter) and an instructor and lesson maintainer with The Carpentries.

Her interests include improving personalized cancer genomic medicine, improving programming education, and promoting inclusion, equity, and diversity in STEM.

If you are interested in giving an R stats related workshop with RLadies, please reach out to me! We are always looking for new ideas and voices!

Interests

  • Genomics
  • Cancer biology
  • Bioinformatics

Education

  • PhD in Genome Science and Technology, Current

    University of British Columbia

  • PSM in Bioinformatics, 2018

    University of Maine

  • BA in Human Ecology, 2014

    College of the Atlantic

Skills

R

Biology

Genomics

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

PhD Student

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

Jan 2019 – Present Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Using in-silico genetic screening methods to predict genetic interactions in human cancers
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

The Jackson Laboratory, Genomic Medicine

May 2017 – Jun 2018 Farmington, Connecticut, USA
Used 10X Genomics Chrominum Genome sequencing to profile tumour specific genome variation landscapes in neurofibromatosis type 2 patients
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

The Jackson Laboratory

Jun 2014 – Oct 2018 Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Used diversity outbred mouse models to identify modifiers of X-linked Alport Syndrom and drivers of renal aging
 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Summer Reserach Fellow

The Jackson Laboratory

Jun 2013 – Sep 2013 Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Summer Reserach Fellow

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Jun 2012 – Sep 2012 Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Used Leucoraja erinacea (little skates) to better understand hematopoietic stem cell niches

Accomplish­ments

Certified RStudio Instructor

See certificate

Certified Carpentries Instructor

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Recent Posts

DataJam 2021 Lesson 3 : Intro to ggplot2

Workshop info When: September 18th, 1:00pm (PST, Vancouver, BC) Where: Virtual Requirements: Participants must have a laptop or desktop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system. (Tablets and Chromebooks are not advised.

DataJam 2021 Lesson 2 : Intro to dplyr

Workshop info When: September 18th, 1:00pm (PST, Vancouver, BC) Where: Virtual Requirements: Participants must have a laptop or desktop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system. (Tablets and Chromebooks are not advised.

DataJam 2021 Lesson 1 : Introduction to R and Best Practices

Workshop info When: September 18th, 1:00pm (PST, Vancouver, BC) Where: Virtual Requirements: Participants must have a laptop or desktop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system. (Tablets and Chromebooks are not advised.

Building functions

Workshop info When: November 25th, 12pm (PST, Vancouver, BC) Where: Zoom Requirements: Participants must have a laptop or desktop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system. (Tablets and Chromebooks are not advised.

DataJam 2020 Lesson 3 : Intro to ggplot2

Workshop info When: September 11th, 5:30pm (PST, Vancouver, BC) Where: Online Requirements: Participants must have a laptop or desktop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system. (Tablets and Chromebooks are not advised.