This person is ...
A software engineer with some training in bioinformatics, he was pursuing a PhD and thought it would really help to know some fundamentals of biology.
"A software engineer with some training in bioinformatics" is like me!
 is top 10 cited genes in PubMed.
 is top 20 cited genes in GenBank.
Software Engineer is good at structuring the data, and finding the features in it. So, this is a good approach for Software Engineer.