Randal Halfmann, Stowers Institute

halfmann_web_2015_0Randal Halfmann — Assistant Investigator at the Stowers Institute

Alex is an extraordinary colleague with whom I have enjoyed working on multiple projects. His extensive expertise in computational biology has been a valuable complement to my wet lab research, enabling me to both identify and answer questions that I would have been hard-pressed to address otherwise, and in doing so has helped chart the most productive path forward.

Alex possesses an unusual combination of qualities that adds to his value as a colleague and team member. First, he has a sincere and easy-going personality that makes him an excellent communicator and a pleasure to work with. Second, he approaches problems with an intellectual clarity and rigor sufficient to tackle even complex and ill-defined problems. His thoroughness in the early critical phases of projects enhances their durability and saves tremendous effort in the long run.