Meet the Vizgen Team: Nicolas Fernandez

Q&A with Nicolas Fernandez, Vizgen Senior Computational Biologist 


Nicolas Fernandez Vizgen

What is your favorite quote?

“As I descended into impassible rivers, I no longer felt guided by the ferrymen…” – Arthur Rimbaud

What do you do at Vizgen?

I am the Senior Computational Biologist. I work on single-cell spatial transcriptomics MERFISH data processing, analysis, and visualization. We also are always working on new ways to extract meaningful biological insights from these incredibly rich spatial transcriptomics data.

How did you end up here/why did you choose to join the team?

I had worked with some spatial data (Codex and Visium) during my time at the Human Immune Monitoring Center at Mount Sinai and really liked exploring spatial biological data. I subsequently saw Jeffery Moffit present MERFISH at the Next-Generation Genomics Conference at NYU and jumped at the chance to join Vizgen and work on MERFISH.

What do you like about working at Vizgen?

The people at Vizgen are great and we’re building an amazing product that will enable researchers to explore biological systems in unprecedented detail and scope.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I enjoy taking care of our kid Felix, biking, exploring new places/restaurants, photography, and listening to lots of music. I also like to do creative coding projects on the side usually on ObservableHQ using WebGL.

Interested in working with Nicolas and the entire Vizgen Team? Visit our careers page to review current openings.