Comings and Goings: Jeremiah Wright

Network News Fall 2010, Vol. 23 No. 2
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Jeremiah Wright joined the LTER Network Office in September 2010 as a Network Information Systems Analyst and Programmer.

Jeremiah was born and raised in Tucumcari, New Mexico and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2004 with a B.S. in chemistry.

From 2003-2008, Jeremiah studied computational systems biology in the Biology Department at UNM (2003-2006) and the Biochemistry Department at the University of Zurich (2006-2008). During that time, he developed software and algorithms to analyze and model large biochemical interaction networks, such as genome-scale transcription regulation and metabolism, to better understand the influence of organisms on their environment, and vice versa.

From 2008-2009, Jeremiah studied industrial microbiology at TU Delft during which he automated and performed laboratory experiments to evolutionarily engineer baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). This research is closely related to the challenge of producing bioethanol from inedible plant material, such as crop waste.

Jeremiah is also currently in the final stages of a doctoral program at the University of Zurich.