Michael T. Sykes


Nucleotide Doublets



This webpage is a relic of another life, a time when I was an academic scientist and when having such a site seemed to make sense. Still, it seems pointless just to remove the site completely, on the off chance that its contents are useful to somebody someday.

I did a postdoc with Jamie Williamson at The Scripps Research Institute, where my research centered around proteomic mass spectrometry and ribosome assembly. I completed my Ph.D. with the guidance of Michael Levitt at Stanford University studying the three-dimensional structure of RNA.

I am a computational biologist - emphasis on biologist since I view the computer as a tool to explore biology, and not biology as the target of my love for computers. When the requisite computational tools to answer interesting biological questions don't already exist, I develop them myself.

Education and Professional Experience

B.Sc. in Biochemistry, University of Alberta      1994-1998
Ph.D. in Biophysics, Stanford University (HHMI Fellow)      1998-2006
Postdoc w/ Jamie Williamson, The Scripps Research Institute (NIH Fellow)      2006-2011

Complete Resume (PDF)