I’m Scott W Harden, and this is my personal website. I use this space to share personal projects I work on and as a place to aggregate notes and documentation I collect along the way. My formal education is in molecular biology, dentistry, and neuroscience, but I am passionate about computer programming and electrical engineering.
Associate of Science (AS)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Zoology major, Chemistry minor
Master of Science (MS)
Molecular Biology and Microbiology (biotechnology)
University of Central Florida
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Biomedical Science - Neuroscience concentration
University of Florida College of Medicine
I currently work as a biological research scientist in a neuroscience laboratory. My recent work investigates the cellular neurophysiology of hormonal signaling in the brain using a combination of patch-clamp electrophysiology, optogenetics, and two-photon imaging.
I am a dentist but I do not currently treat patients.
I offer custom hardware and software development operating as Harden Technologies, LLC. If you are interested in commissioning a custom software or hardware project, more information is available at https://tech.swharden.com
The best way to see what I’ve been up to lately is to check out my GitHub
ScottPlot - a .NET library for creating interactive plots of large datasets
pyABF - a Python interface for Axon Binary Format (ABF) electrophysiology files
FftSharp - a collection of fast Fourier transform (FFT) tools for .NET
Spectrogram - a .NET library for creating spectrograms
LJPcalc - liquid junction potential (LJP) calculator
C# Data Visualization - resources for drawing graphics and visualizing data with .NET technologies
USB Frequency Counter - a VHF frequency counter with USB interface
FSKview - high-resolution spectrogram for viewing narrowband frequency-shift keyed (FSK) signals in real time
QRSS Plus - a web service that manages an automatically-updating collection of QRSS grabber spectrograms
I was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 (peripheral T-cell lymphoma, PTCL-NOS) and began treatments in 2018 including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and an autologous bone marrow transplant.
My medical updates:
About my disease:
• Understanding Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (video)
• Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Fact Sheet (PDF)
How to help:
• Join the bone marrow donor registry (for US adults 18-40, it’s free and just requires a cheek swab!)
At the time of writing (early 2022) I am doing well,
but the future of my disease remains somewhat uncertain.
If this website hasn’t been updated in a while,
you can verify that I’m okay by seeing
recent activity on my GitHub account.
My plan is to remove this message after achieving 5 years cancer-free.
July, 2022: I am now classified as a patient with relapsed peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Although I am not in any immediate danger, 3 years after my autologous bone marrow transplant it now seems likely that I will require additional treatment at some point. Currently my disease remains indolent and things are moving slowly, so my next course of treatment is not yet decided. I’ll update this page and https://swharden.com/med as I learn more.
July, 2023: Following-up one year after my last update, I’m happy to report that things are still moving very slowly. I was extremely concerned at this time last year after freshly getting the “relapse” diagnosis, but now that I’ve gone a full year without major changes in my medical condition, it means that I have a good chance of remaining stable for a long time to come. I’ll update this page when I learn more, likely by the end of this year.