The personal website of Scott W Harden

About Scott

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.

Contact

Favorite Projects

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

  • ABFview - electrophysiology data viewer for Axon Binary Format (ABF) files

  • 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

Education

  • Associate of Science (AS)
    Biology

  • 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)
    Dental School
    University of Florida College of Dentistry

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Biomedical Science - Neuroscience concentration
    University of Florida College of Medicine

Career

  • 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 offer custom hardware and software development operating as Harden Technologies, LLC.

  • Although I am a dentist, I do not currently treat patients.

Medical Updates

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:
https://swharden.com/med/

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.

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# About Scott

**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.

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![](scott-w-harden.jpg)
![](scott-w-harden-dentist.jpg)

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## Contact

* **Scott W Harden, DMD, PhD**

* [**swharden@gmail.com**](mailto:swharden@gmail.com)

## Links

* [**GitHub**](https://github.com/swharden)

* [**Google Scholar**](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=egCaj-AAAAAJ)

* [**YouTube**](https://www.youtube.com/SWHarden)

* [**Donate**](https://swharden.com/donate/)

## Favorite Projects

_The best way to see what I've been up to lately is to [check out my GitHub](https://github.com/swharden)_

* [**ScottPlot**](https://scottplot.net) - a .NET library for creating interactive plots of large datasets

* [**pyABF**](https://swharden.com/pyabf/) - a Python interface for Axon Binary Format (ABF) electrophysiology files

* [**FftSharp**](https://github.com/swharden/FftSharp) - a collection of fast Fourier transform (FFT) tools for .NET

* [**Spectrogram**](https://github.com/swharden/Spectrogram) - a .NET library for creating spectrograms

* [**LJPcalc**](https://swharden.com/LJPcalc/) - liquid junction potential (LJP) calculator

* [**ABFview**](https://swharden.com/software/ABFview/) -  electrophysiology data viewer for Axon Binary Format (ABF) files

* [**C# Data Visualization**](https://swharden.com/csdv/) - resources for drawing graphics and visualizing data with .NET technologies

* [**USB Frequency Counter**](https://github.com/swharden/USB-Counter) - a VHF frequency counter with USB interface

* [**FSKview**](https://swharden.com/software/FSKview/) - high-resolution spectrogram for viewing narrowband frequency-shift keyed (FSK) signals in real time

* [**QRSS Plus**](https://swharden.com/qrss/plus/) - a web service that manages an automatically-updating collection of QRSS grabber spectrograms

## Education

* **Associate of Science (AS)**<br>_Biology_

* **Bachelor of Science (BS)**<br>_Zoology major, Chemistry minor_

* **Master of Science (MS)**<br>_Molecular Biology and Microbiology (biotechnology)_<br>University of Central Florida

* **Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)**<br>_Dental School_<br>University of Florida College of Dentistry

* **Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)**<br>_Biomedical Science - Neuroscience concentration_<br>University of Florida College of Medicine

## Career

* **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 offer custom hardware and software development** operating as [Harden Technologies, LLC](https://swharden.com/tech/).

* **Although I am a dentist, I do not currently treat patients.**

## Medical Updates

**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:**
<br>
&bull; https://swharden.com/med/

**About my disease:**
<br>
&bull; [Understanding Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (video)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ih0GTBGq7A)<br>
&bull; [Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Fact Sheet (PDF)](ptcl.pdf)

**How to help:**
<br>
&bull; Join the [bone marrow donor registry](https://my.bethematch.org/s/join) (for US adults 18-40, it's free and just requires a cheek swab!)

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![](scott-harden-cancer-after-transplant.jpg)

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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](https://github.com/swharden). 
~~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.