Scientist and physician, Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass is an Assistant
Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine, having
earned his MD and Computer Science PhD at the University of
California, Irvine. The author of "How Deep is Your Dungeon?," an
artful engagement with the biblical story of Job and the nature of
human suffering, he has spent time volunteering in medical projects in Mexico, India, and the United States. As a scientist-christian, he often wonders about the synergies and tensions between faith and science. His current research focuses on designing computational infrastructure (hardware, data, and algorithms) that can help experimental researchers discover and refine novel medicines.