I loved the idea of asking (and answering) biological questions using computational methods. As a math major, I always appreciated logic and computation. However, it wasn't until doing a summer research experience for undergraduates in mathematical modeling in biology that I appreciated how much could be learned about biology using computational methods. I've never looked back.
Nearly all of my computational skills were self-taught, with the assistance of my peers and supervisors. Quantitative skills got their start in undergraduate.
I am recruiting graduate students, postdocs, and programmers!