Director of Biocuration
Selina received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She then earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Biochemistry, studying the transcription of eukaryotic-like enhancers in E. coli. Following this, Selina pursued her Postdoctoral work with Dr. David Botstein, first at Genentech, and then at Stanford University.
In 1993, she joined Dr. Botstein’s efforts to create the Saccharomyces Genome Database at Stanford University, working as a Senior Scientific Curator. During her 20-year tenure as a curator with the database, she was responsible for scientific content, assisted in the design and development of resources, and interfaced with the user community. In October 2014, Selina became a Senior Biocuration Scientist with the Clinical Genome Resource, a nationwide consortium whose mission it is to curate clinically relevant genes and variants. Having volunteered for the Grace Science Foundation for several years and inspired by the mission to cure NGLY1 Deficiency and work on related disease pathways, she joined Grace Science LLC as Director of Biocuration in 2018.