John Jacquay

John Jacquay,

Scientific Systems Engineer

Contact Information

Email: john@bioteam.net

Toll-free: 877-246-2992 x119

Mobile: 510-501-0980

Intro:

John builds web applications, desktop applications, and APIs to support life science research. Before joining BioTeam in 2016, John worked at the University of Florida’s Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research as a scientific systems developer. During that time, he crafted his interfaces into user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, scalable, and functional software solutions. With mobile computing becoming more and more ubiquitous, John’s work strives to bridge the gap between intensive scientific computing and the common smart phone or tablet. He believes scientists should be able to work whenever and wherever they need to, harnessing the power of local or cloud infrastructure to get research done

Location:

Gainesville, FL

Personal Interests:

When John isn’t in front of a computer coding and listening to electronic music, you will probably find him outside on a bike, kayak, or longboard enjoying Florida’s sunshine. He might also be in a foreign country; hiking or bungee jumping, saturating his brain’s synapses with more adrenaline than necessary!

Focus Areas:

  • Full stack web development
  • API development
  • Workflow automation and optimization
  • Database design and management
  • Distributed dataset management
  • UI design
  • Virtualization and containers
  • Infrastructure

Tools:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • DigitalOcean
  • Golang
  • Ruby
  • C
  • LXC, Docker
  • Backbone, Underscore, jQuery, Bootstrap

Scientific Areas:

  • Sanger and Next-Gen DNA Sequencing
  • Hybridoma Cell Line Database and Inventory Management
  • Core Facility Walk-Up Instrumentation

Background

John started his career in computing at a small web design and marketing company. His primary focus was the development of WordPress websites and plugins for the real estate industry, which then spurred him into API and CRM development. During this time, John increased his expertise in distributed databases and scalable real estate APIs. He was then given the opportunity to work as a software developer at the University of Florida’s Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR), which significantly altered the trajectory of his career. At UF, John honed his skills in user interface design, as well as SPA JavaScript based web applications. Using his newly acquired skillset, John developed a LIMS system for ICBR’s Sanger Sequencing core, exposing him to DNA sequencing techniques and high-performance bioinformatics.