Dr. Mark Speck is a data scientist for the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and he performs postdoctoral work in Dr. Helen Turner’s research laboratory. He teaches BI104 (first-year Digital Science course) and the 400 level Systems Biology course. He has been working on multiple ‘big data’ and visualization projects at CUH for: (1) Air Force Research Laboratories (Microbial Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills, AFRL Minority Leaders Program); (2) Chaminade University Laboratory of Immunology and Signal Transduction (Visualization of Calcium Waves in Single Cells Using Multi-layer Conversions, NIH R15 DK100978); (3) Chaminade University Environmental Studies Program (Pacific Fisheries Data Visualization Curriculum Module for ENV 400 course, NSF DUE154828; (4) Chaminade University Department of Biology (Adermatoglyphia Transcriptional and SNP Data Visualization Module for BI307 Genetics Course, NSF DUE154828; (5) Chaminade University Department of Biology, Visualization of Ecological Networks Present in the Kumulipo Curriculum Module for BI571 Ecology Course, NSF DUE154828; (6) Chaminade University Department of Biology, Visualization of Network Pharmacology for the Pacific Medicinal Plant Piper methysticum and Geospatial Analysis of Hawaiian Food Deserts for BI495 Undergraduate Research Thesis Courses. He is also the Data Scientist in Residence at Halau Inana Native Hawaiian Collaboratorium, Kamehameha Schools and an endurance athlete.
Dr. Speck holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rutgers University, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Ph.D., M.S., Microbiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
B.S. Biology, Rutgers University