Hello! My name is Peter D'Adamo. I am a distinguished professor of clinical medicine at the University of Bridgeport and also the director of the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. We've created the Pathfinder scholarship program so as to identify talented students who have an interest in bioinformatics and mentor them with the ultimate goal of producing the first generation of data scientists for the naturopathic profession.
I've had a busy career as a physician, researcher and author. In 1996 I wrote the New York Times bestseller Eat Right For Your Type, one of the first genomic-based theories about nutrition using specific genetic differences (in this case the ABO blood groups) as a means of personalizing nutritional choices.
Software development has always been a love, and perhaps at times an obsession. I've written dozens of scientific programs, many of which can be explored on the Datapunk website. I've always enjoyed tinkering with mechanical things, like clocks, cabinetry, building restoration and electronics. In the last few years I have become infatuated with restoring classic air-cooled Volkwagens. This odyssey can be experienced on the weblog of KdF Wagonwerks, my garage.
Bioinformatics is great because it unites two of my great loves: biology and wasting time on the internet.