Jacob Bumgarner is a PhD candidate in the Department of Neuroscience at West Virginia University. His undergraduate training was in piano performance at West Virginia University. Jacob's graduate research focuses on examining the physiological consequences of circadian rhythm disruption. In particular, his research assesses the effects of circadian rhythm disruption on cerebrovascular structure.
Jacob's programming experience began in late 2020 when he became interested in custom analyses of vasculature datasets. After starting with several MOOCs, including CS50x, he has focused on Python as a means to these analysis. Jacob has a focus and passion for the development of open-source tools for democratized research.