I am a Fellow in Therapeutic Science at the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. I received my Ph.D. from the Systems Biology Ph.D. program at Harvard University, working in the lab of Peter Sorger.

My research focuses on

  • the development of computational tools for understanding the behavior of complex biological systems, and
  • application of those tools to studying problems of cellular decision-making in biology, focusing on cell growth and death signaling.

My background is in computer science but I do both experimental and computational work.

Before starting my Ph.D. I worked as a scientist for four years at the Cambridge, MA, research software company Charles River Analytics. At CRA I worked on several projects for the Army and Air Force Research Labs using simulation and knowledge management tools to improve human decision making.

I post about science and software on Twitter at johnabachman. My ORCID is 0000-0001-6095-2466.