Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
--- Mother Teresa

Eichler Lab

Department of Genome Sciences,
University of Washington

David Gordon

Bioinformatics Specialist
Office Phone: (206) 685-4465
Office Location: S320C
Email: dgordon [AT] u.washington.edu

Selected Professional Experience

Bioinformatics Specialist, Eichler Lab
Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bioinformatics Specialist/Senior Software Engineer,
Genome Sciences

Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Senior Software Engineer, Molecular Biotechnology
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bioinformatics Specialist
Commercial software companies, Seattle, WA
1993 & prior


Graduate work
Genome Sciences (~6 courses), Global Health & Math (differential geometry
on manifolds, group and ring theory, etc.)
B.S. w/ Distinction in Physics
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


Note: the Gordon et al. (1998) paper (below) is cited by over 2700 other academic papers.

Gordon, D. and P. Green. 2013. Consed: A Graphical Editor for Next-Generation Sequencing. Bioinformatics. 15;29(22):2936-7.
Gordon, D. "Viewing and Editing Assembled Sequences Using Consed", in Current Protocols in Bioinformatics, 2004.
Gordon, D., C. Desmarais, and P. Green. 2001. Automated Finishing with Autofinish. Genome Research. 11:614-625.
Gordon, D., C. Abajian, and P. Green. 1998. Consed: A graphical tool for sequence finishing. Genome Research. 8:195-202.
Gordon, D. "Who is Mapped to This Global Section?" VAX Professional, August 1991. Talk also given at 1991 regional DECUS users' group
Gordon, D. "Custom Software Development Pitfalls," Data Base Monthly, March 1986.
Gordon, D. "Parity in Perspective," Data Base Monthly, May 1985.
Many others but not as first author.

Selected Talks at Professional Meetings

"Consed and Next-Phred for Next-Gen Sequencing" at 2010 Advanced in Genome Biology and Technology Conference (Marco Island, FL)
(~10 others)

Courses Taught

Sequencing, Assembly, and Analysis at South African National Bioinformatics Network (2006 and 2007) and Morocco and West Bank (2014)
Genome Sequencing and Analysis course at Cold Spring Harbor (1999)
Perl for Bioinformatics at University of Washington (3 times)
Taught high school math, Peace Corps in Africa