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Jerry L.

Bioinformatics /Genomics training (Perl, SQL, Linux, NextGen analysis)

Potomac, MD (20854)

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My goal is to help you become familiar with bioinformatics programming and tools. With graduate training in both biology and Computer Science and more than 12 years hands-on experience as a senior bioinformatician, I am well qualified to tutor bioinformatics programming and analysis. I mainly teach biology students/scientists who are learning Perl or Java as first programming language, and anyone who wish to learn NextGen sequence analysis.

The subjects I have taught include beginning Perl for Bioinformatics, Introduction to R programming, commonly used Linux commands and SQL, NextGen sequence analysis including WGS, Exome, RNAseq, microRNA, etc., Affymetrix SNP6 array for Copy Number analysis, and various Bioinformatics tool usage and public bioinformatics databases.

For programming study I focus on helping you to truly understand the programming principle instead of just teaching you the syntax. I am very patient and teach by a lot of examples. My own biology background also help me to understand better where your challenge is and how to conquer it.

For bioinformatics training I use real data from NCBI for hand-on exercises. I can teach the whole end-to-end analysis pipeline (e.g. SNP analysis, de novo assembly) or a particular software.

Finally I can provide project consulting and bioinformatics career advice and interview preparation,

Please contact me of your needs and see how I can best help you. Thanks!

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Jerry’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Chinese, General Computer, HTML, Java, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SQL
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Computer Programming, Computer Science, General Computer, HTML, Java, Linux, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Perl, SQL, UNIX


I am a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker having lived in Beijing for 20 years. I graduated from Beijing Normal University. I am currently a Chinese teacher at a weekend Chinese School teaching 5th grade Chinese.

Computer Programming

I finished over 40 credits of computer science undergrad and graduate courses with GPA above 3.5 from highly ranked CS program in US and Canada (I can provide transcripts from Arizona State Uni. and Simon Fraser Uni). Since graduation I have been working as a Bioinfromatics software developer for the last 10 years.

Computer Science

I have successfully finished 8 undergrad computer science major courses with a GPA over 3.8 from Arizona State University CS department. 6 of the 8 courses are CS 3rd and 4th year courses. I was accepted to both CS master's degree program of ASU and Simon Fraser University in BC Canada, where I further pursed my graduate study. I finished another 7 graduate CS courses with GPA over 3.5 at SFU. I can provide copies of transcripts upon request.


Besides using Unix/Linux in my undergrad/graduate computer science courses, I have been working in Linux OS for the over 10 years on almost daily basis.


Besides taking Perl as my programming in my graduate Bioinformatics course, I have been using Perl as my principal programming languages for the past 9 years on almost daily basis.


Teaching assistant - Senior undergraduate and graduate Database course at Simon Fraser University School of Computing Science. Responsibilities include office hour, leading lab tutorial, grading assignments and projects.

Hands-on database development experience - Have worked on database design and development on Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, and PostgreSQL at work for over 10 years.


I learned Unix in my computer science undergraduate and graduate courses. As a bioinformatics software engineer in the past 11 years all the software development had been done on the Linux desktop and cluster environment (Linux Redhat, Sun Grid Engine) . My job also involves software installation and configuration, shell scripting, database management, and virtual machine set up (VMware, Ubunto), all done under Linux/Unix.

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Great tutor Jerry is very knowledgeable and helpful for people learning programming. He is easy to connect with and set up a tutorial the same day. Highly recommended. ...

— Damien from Falls Church, VA on 9/15/14);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

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Jerry will travel within 5 miles of Potomac, MD 20854.

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