Staff Profile: Dr Jarny Choi

Staff Profile: Dr Jarny Choi

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December 2015

Postdoctoral fellow Dr Jarny Choi smiling at the institute
Postdoctoral fellow Dr Jarny Choi

Dr Jarny Choi 

Posdoctoral fellow

Describe your job… I provide bioinformatics support within the Hilton laboratory and to our collaborators, with a major focus on creating data analysis tools used by our biologists.

How long have you worked here? 10 years.

What did you want to do when you were a child? I wanted to be a scientist ever since I can remember.

Best aspect of your job? Working with smart colleagues who know exactly what’s going on.

What’s one thing most people would be surprised to know about you? That I used to teach people how to dance Argentine tango.

What’s one thing your parents always told you? Mum keeps going on about how much of a goody-goody I was as a child.

Apart from working at the institute, what’s the best job you’ve had? Years ago I worked at a basketball magazine doing graphic design – we used to play cricket in the office and have box seats at basketball games.

Your favourite overseas destination? Berlin. You can find creative events held in beautiful old buildings, and be moved by the stories found at the Berlin Wall. And it is the home of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Who do you most admire? Probably physicist Richard Feynman, for his wacky genius.

What do you want to be remembered for? I wish to be remembered for having been a very old man with an intact memory.

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