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Joshua Orvis

Joshua Orvis works in his primary research position in Bioinformatics at the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, but he has always enjoyed teaching and began teaching graduate students in 2000. He has an undergraduate degree in microbiology (University of Oklahoma) and a master's degree in Bioinformatics (Johns Hopkins) and has been teaching in the JHU master's program since 2011.

His primary research areas include genomic annotation, transcriptomics, data visualization, and metagenomics. His preferred toolbox includes the LAMP stack (with Python), distributed grid computing, cloud computing, etc.

When off the clock, he loves spending time with his four (teenager!) kids, disc golf, reading, writing, drawing, and working on his collection of cars, which is larger than it should be.