Andrew Cockburn (BS '74)

Five years into retirement, and I am still loving it.

I continue to collaborate on various bioinformatics projects. Mostly these are microbiome analyses using high throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA genes, but I also have an almost-finished project involving protein sequencing. I even went back into the lab and did some sample preparation this spring (but they had to pay me).

I continue to play and teach bridge. My regular partner and I have been having a fair amount of success at nearby tournaments, though we are still playing in the lower brackets. It is a long way up to the professionals and other top players.

Other hobbies include gardening, genealogy, and local Democratic politics.

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