NRNB Team

Leadership

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Trey Ideker, Ph.D. is the principal investigator of the National Resource for Network Biology and one of the leads on Project A. He currently serves as the Division Chief of Medical Genetics at the UCSD School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Member of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. He was named one of the Top 10 Innovators of 2006 by Technology Review magazine and is the 2009 recipient of the Overton Prize from the ISCB.

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Alexander Pico, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the National Resource for Network Biology, a bioinformatics group leader at Gladstone Institutes, and one of the leads on Project C. Alex leads the development of the GenMAPP project and is a core developer of Cytoscape. He co-created and maintains WikiPathways, Open Tutorials, BridgeDb and SNPLogic. Since 2007, he has organized the annual Google Summer of Code program for GenMAPP, Cytoscape and WikiPathways.

Investigators

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Gary Bader, Ph.D. is a lead on Project C and an Assistant Professor at The Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto.

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James Fowler, Ph.D. is the project leader for Project B. He is a Professor in the School of Medicine and the Division of Social Sciences at the UCSD. For 2010-2011 he has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He was also recently named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010.

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Chris Sander, Ph.D. is a lead on Project A and the Director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Computational Biology Center and Chairman of the Sloan-Kettering Institute's Computational Biology Program.

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Benno Schwikowski, Ph.D. is the principal on Project D and leading the Systems Biology Lab at Institut Pasteur.

Staff

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Kristina Hanspers, M.E. is the Communications Coordinator for the National Resource for Network Biology. She is a senior research associate at the Gladstone Institute. Kristina writes and organizes documentation, tracks NRNB activities and assists in the preparation of the annual report. Kristina also participates in GUI design, quality assessment and coding.

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Samad Lotia is the primary developer of the Cytoscape App Store. He is leading the NRNB supplement work for community-related resources.

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Scooter Morris, Ph.D. is the Roving Engineer for the National Resource for Network Biology and a core developer of Cytoscape. He is the Executive Director of the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at UCSF. He has created several Cytoscape plugins for visualizing diverse biological data types on networks. Scooter also participates in the design and devlopment of GenMAPP-CS.

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Keiichiro Ono, M.S. is the Infrastructure Guru for the National Resource for Network Biology. He is a Research Associate / Programmer Analyst in the Ideker Lab at UCSD and core developer of Cytoscape focusing on data import, web services and visualization.

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Rintaro Saito, Ph.D. is the collaborations coordinator for the National Resource for Network Biology. He has various publications in bioinformatics fields including network biology and computational analyses of non-coding RNAs.

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Stephanie Mirkin is the Administrative Coordinator for NRNB.

External Advisory Committee

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Stephen Friend, M.D, Ph.D. is President, Co-Founder and Director of Sage Bionetworks. He was previously Senior Vice President and Franchise Head for Oncology Research at Merck & Co., Inc.

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David Hill, Ph.D. is Associate Director of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where he is also co-leader of the Pathogen Host Interactomes group.

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Stephen Laderman, Ph.D. is Director of the Molecular Tools Laboratory at Agilent Labs.

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Tamara Munzner, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and is a member of the IMAGER Graphics, Visualization and HCI research group.

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Nicholas Schork, Ph.D. is Director of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Professor in the department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute.

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Gustavo Stolovitzky, Ph.D. is Manager of the Functional Genomics and Systems Biology group at the IBM Computational Biology Center. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, and an adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University.

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Marian Walhout, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the program of Program in Gene Function and Expression.

Partners and Collaborators