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Adam Festa

Adam Festa

Senior Data Scientist



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Introduction to SQL

Innovative thinker, shaping the future through data intelligence.

My Work

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Exploratory Data Analysis in SQL


Introduction to SQL


Intermediate SQL

My Certifications

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Other Certificates

Coursera Machine Learning

Vaerhaert | Innovation Academy Level 5 Intrapreneur

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Bayer | Feb 2023 - Present

Sr. Breeding & Trait Integration Scientist

- Develop and investigate strategies and tools to accelerate breeding programs, increase genetic gain and integrate native traits in vegetable crops for increased commercial success
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Bayer | Feb 2021 - Feb 2023

Sr. Data Scientist

- Assess needs and recommend experiments and projects, suggest new algorithmic development, drive tactical decisions about approaches and needed data - Contribute to the development of code, bioinformatic analyses pipelines, computational tools and databases for mining and visualizing large genomic data sets

Bayer | Aug 2018 - Feb 2021

Data Scientist - Genomics


Monsanto Company | Mar 2017 - Aug 2018

Computational Geneticist


NC State University | Aug 2012 - May 2017

PhD Research - Functional Genomics/Plant Breeding

- Conducted RNA seq experiment testing the stability of family-based transcript expression patterns from 3-month-old loblolly pine seedlings to predict parental breeding values - Utilized R to facilitate the creation of a breeding simulation that may help test different long-term breeding strategies and effect of inbreeding depression in Loblolly Pine - Analyzed differential expression patterns among families with respect to their geographical origin

Monsanto Company | May 2014 - Aug 2014

Regulatory Plant Breeding Communication Intern

- Collate and review study data from key steps such as transformation, marker- assisted back- crossing, and phenotypic screening - Summarize how selection criteria at each step supports the promotion of different trait candidates through the development process and lead to successful commercial products

North Carolina State University | Dec 2011 - Apr 2012

Plant Breeding Lab Assistant

- Fungicide treatment and organization of seed for planting - Assisted in maintaining over 400 soybean plants in greenhouse

North Carolina State University | Mar 2009 - Dec 2011

Biochemistry Lab Assistant

-Run Gel Electrophoresis -PCR Reactions -Techniques including: Pipetting, Autoclaving, Centrifuge, Speed Vacuum

North Carolina State University | Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

Crop Science Lab Assistant

- Greenhouse plant management - Tobacco (approx: 700-800 plants) - Watering, fertilizing, planting and organization of plants on workbenches

North Carolina State University | Sep 2007 - Dec 2007

Plant Genetics Lab Assistant

-Plant Seeds -Remove seeds from mature Arabidopsis

My Education

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Functional Genomics & Plant BreedingNorth Carolina State University | 2019
Bachelor of Science, Plant BiologyNorth Carolina State University | 2012

About Me

Adam Festa

Here to learn more about SQL and python to expand data science technical skills.

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