Udara Jay

I'm a programmer, designer and bioinformatician. I'm also one of the founders of Clew, a startup building better tools for digital work.

Before Clew, I studied bioinformatics upto a Honors Specialization from Western. For my undergraduate research I assembled and annotated the mitochondrial genome of H. Lacustris. We discovered that its mitochondrion shared almost 90% of its genetic sequence with that of its chloroplast. It was the first time a result of this nature had been found in green alga.

During this time I was also deeply involved in data-science and software projects for organizations like the Ontario Liberal Party and Stanford University.

Prior to that, I had founded Designn, a creative collective of artists and writers who published a magazine and sponsored creative work across the world for the better part of five years. Designn was a community of thousands of readers, members and contributors. To this day it's one of my most cherished creations.

I enjoy writing about new topics I'm exploring and things I find interesting. I'm drawn towards most things software, science, design, and cybersecurity. I also tweet about these things at @devUdara.
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