Lynn Johnson

Applications Programmer

Contact Information:

Cornell University

167 Biotechnology Building

Ithaca, NY 14853

Email:  lcj34@cornell.edu

 

Lynn is a software developer in the Buckler Lab working on application programs to manage field data, perform data base migrations and help support the TASSEL software package.

The Road to Buckler Lab
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My early interest in world cultures led me to the University of Kentucky where I received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology.  While working anthropological research projects I became interested in methods of data analysis and decided to change focus.

Kentucky bluegrass was traded for Rocky Mountains and Colorado State University where I earned an M.S. in Computer Science.  The intent was to combine computer programming with social research to analyze data and manage research databases.  Instead I played telephone.  Communication became the focus and the next 20 years were spent developing telephony features and implementing communication protocols first for Northern Telecom in North Carolina, then for AT&T/Lucent/Avaya in Denver, CO.

In 2012 family and friends brought me east again, this time to Ithaca is Gorges.  After a brief stint at a small biosciences startup I joined the Buckler Lab in the summer of 2014.

Working for Dr. Buckler has allowed me to combine my interest in meaningful scientific research with the computational analysis necessary to make sense of it all.  When the workload and global crop production issues become too much I find the nearest swing and de-stress.