My research career began in cancer genetics, attempting to identify the BRCA1 gene as part of a Wellcome Trust Summer Studentship. After completing a B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology and receiving my Ph.D. in Genetics, I continued my work on yeast genetics and molecular biology, studying the regulation of glycolysis and fungal pathogenicity at the NIBH, Japan. At the University of Toronto, I participated in the development of novel methodologies for high-throughput genetic screens and protein complex purifications. I received extensive bioinformatics training at The Blueprint Initiative, where I was a senior BIND database curator, and was responsible for managing the curation effort for the re-development of the Science Signaling’s Database of Cell Signaling. More recently, I managed the informatics infrastructure for a multi-institutional cancer stem cell project. Since 2009, I have been co-ordinating community outreach and training for the Reactome project.