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A. Max Burroughs

Currently a research scientist at the Computational Biology Branch, part of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM), one of the institutes making up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Research involves the identifying and understanding of large-scale evolutionary trends in genomes and proteins and how these affect diversification and adaptation, leveraging comparative genome analyses to predict novel biochemical activities, interactions, and functions of biomolecules, and identifying novel non-coding RNA and their features through analysis of high-throughput sequence data.

Ornella Calderini

I have a PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria, on plant MAP kinase signalling. Currently I am a staff scientist of the National Research Council at the Institute of Bioscience and Bioresources in Italy. I am curating a mutant collection of the model specie Medicago truncatula. I am using different approaches to understand gene function in several aspects of plant science (e.g development, synthesis of secondary compounds). I have an interest in characterization and valorization of local plant genetic resources.

Fabien Campagne

Assistant Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). Associate Director, Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical and Translational Science Center, WCMC. My laboratory specializes on the development of approaches and software tools to enable new discoveries in biology and translational research (e.g., RbDe, GPCR-OKB, Goby, GobyWeb, a few others that did not stick). See for recent projects and biomedical focus.

J Gregory Caporaso

I am an Associate Professor of Biology with a focus on microbiome research and bioinformatics.

Dee A. Carter

Professor in Microbiology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia. Member of the Marie Bashir Institute, University of Sydney. Professional Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology and Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Reed A Cartwright

Head of Human and Comparative Genomics Laboratory in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Affiliated faculty with the Center for Evolution and Medicine, ASU.

My research is at the interface of genetics, statistics, and software development. I am primarily interested in developing statistical models to estimate evolutionary process from large, genomic datasets. Currently most of my research is connected to mutations.

Eduardo Castro-Nallar

Originally trained as a biochemist, got a PhD in Biological Sciences at The George Washington University, and now is Associate Professor in the Center for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile.

Eduardo is interested in microbial (meta)genomics, computational biology, and bioinformatics.

Jeff H. Chang

Jeff Chang is an Associate Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. His research group focuses on the interactions between bacteria symbionts and plants.

Jun Chen

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. My research concerns the development and application of powerful and robust statistical methods for high-dimensional "omics" data, arising from modern high-throughput technologies such as microarray and next-generation sequencing. I am particularly interested in methods for microbiome sequencing data. Much of this effort is motivated by ongoing collaborations in projects that study the role of the human microbiome in disease pathogenesis using metagenomic sequencing.

Research interests include statistical genetics, genomics and metagenomics; and high-dimensional statistics.

Hao Chen

Dr. Chen's group uses behavioral genetics methods to study addiction related traits. The main behavioral models are intravenous nicotine self-administration and oral oxycodone self-administration in rats. Another area of focus is the identification of genomic variants in inbred strains of rats. A third area of research is the design of open source instruments and software for measuring rat behavior.

Li Chen

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Medicine and a member in Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Before joining IUSM, I spent two years as an Assistant Professor in Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University. I received a BS from China majoring in Bioinformatics in 2009; a MS in Biostatistics and another MS in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 2011 respectively. After that, I obtained my PhD in Computer Science and Informatics at Emory University in 2017. I also interned in CareerBuilder Data Science and Amazon Machine Learning in Summer 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Xi Cheng

Dr. Xi Cheng. I am a member of the Anhui Provincial Engineering
Technology Research Center for Development & Utilization of Regional
Characteristic Plants, School of Life Sciences, Anhui Agricultural University.