Ysis Wilson-Tarter



Ysis Wilson-Tarter is a staff data engineer at Absci, where she leads the development of data platforms and pipelines for high-throughput biological data, as well as scientific tools for data analysis. Ysis is also the co-tech lead of the Bay Area chapter of Black Girls Code.

Tarter holds an MS in applied biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in computer science from Stanford University where she specialized in biocomputation. She has published peer-reviewed articles in the fields of scalable neuroscience and synthetic biological design.

She was the keynote speaker at this year’s Women in Data Science Conference at UC Berkeley, and has spoken at events such as DeveloperWeek, Open Data Science Conference, and the Global Synthetic Biology Summit. Tarter specializes in biomedical data and lab information management systems.