Meet our Team

Emiley's background is in microbial ecology and computational biology, program development, and strategic planning. On the NMDC, she collaboratively develops the scientific vision and sets the strategic direction for the program.
NMDC Technical lead with a background in data, hpc and web infrastructure
Lee Ann's background is in computational biology and microbiology. On the NMDC, she contributes to strategic planning and project coordination.
Chris's background is in genomics data resource and knowledge base creation and development. On the NMDC he oversees the application of metadata standards and ontologies, and the development of the NMDC data model.
Patrick's background is in microbial ecology and evolution, genomics, and bioinformatics. On the NMDC, he leads the LANL team efforts.
Kjiersten's background is applied mathematics, high-peformance computing, and data management. On the NMDC, she contributes to strategic planning and close coordination with JGI and KBase.
In 2017, Nigel became the Director of the Joint Genome Institute at Berkeley Lab after nearly 19 years leading Industry research and development teams. He also leads the Secondary Metabolites Group.
Douglas oversees the entire EMSL user program and serves as the primary interface with BER, PNNL and the user community for science, management, and operations of EMSL. He is responsible for establishing a scientific vision to attract outstanding staff scientists and users to EMSL facilities and programs, promoting innovative research, and fostering the creation of robust scientific teams and communities.
Setareh's background is in Agile/Scrum and project management. On the NMDC, she serves as the software delivery manager, organizing the work of the team, and removing blockers to help the team succeed.
Alicia's background is in biology and bioinformatics. On the NMDC, she works on sequencing-based workflows, coordination with JGI, and is the Data Portal Product Owner.
Julia's background is in neuroscience, biotechnology, microbiome science, and sequencing. On the NMDC, she is the Engagement Team Lead and Product Owner for NMDC EDGE.
Montana's background is in environmental biology and sample metadata management. On the NMDC, she works on schema development and is the Submission Portal Product Owner.
Antonio's background is in bioinformatics tool development metagenomics, and analysis of the diversity of mobile genetic elements. On the NMDC, he works on the development of the virus and plasmid workflows on NMDC EDGE.
Bea's background is in bioinformatics and clinical research. On the NMDC, she works on standardizing user-submitted metadata and develops proteomics methods.
Bin's background is in bioinformatics and medicine. On the NMDC, he coordinates workflow and NMDC EDGE development.
Brynn's background is in biochemistry and information science. On the NMDC, she works on metadata schema development.
Cameron's background is in electrical engineering and software development. On the NMDC, he works developing the metaproteomics workflow.
Camilo's background is in mathematics. On the NMDC, he is working on a denovo metaproteomics workflow that does not require a matched metagenome.
Chienchi's background is in bioinformatics and computer science. On the NMDC, he develops workflows and workflow result visualization.
Donny’s background is in electrical engineering and computer science, nanofabrication, and web systems engineering. On the NMDC, he designs and deploys infrastructure for FAIR-Principled metadata management.
Eric's background is in computer engineering and web development. On the NMDC, he works as a software engineer.
Francie's background is in microbial ecology, mycology, and microbiome science. On the NMDC, she is the Community Manager and leads the Ambassador and Champions programs.
Grant's background is in computer science and software engineering. On the NMDC, he is working on a standard metaproteomics workflow.
James' background is in software engineering. On the NMDC, he works on schema development and contributes to various software development tasks when needed.
Jeff's background is in computer science, graph theory, and visualization. On the NMDC, he aids in architectural decisions and project management for the data portal and submission portal.
Jing's background is in data engineering and web development. On the NMDC, she works on data infrastructure and the runtime API.
Kaelan's background is in Marine Biology and comparative cellular physiology. On the NMDC, Kaelan  develops user tutorials and training materials, and supports outreach and engagement efforts.
Kaitlyn's background is in biochemistry, bioinformatics, and genomics. On the NMDC, she helps with workflow creation and upkeep.
Katherine's background is in environmental chemistry, microbial ecology, and scientific computing. On the NMDC, she works on standardizing workflows for metabolomics and lipidomics data.
Kaylee's backround is in business analytics. On NMDC she works on tools to display and diagnose workflow failures, usage statistics, and workflow statuses for NMDC EDGE.
Kevin's background is in Computer Science. On NMDC he maintains EMSL's Kubernetes cluster and assists in sysadmin tasks and advising.
Leah's background is in plant hormone signaling, genetics, and molecular biology. On the NMDC, she leads User Research to collect community feedback for product development.
He is responsible for the development, deployment and support for the NMDC-EDGE platform, as well as other NMDC software development
Mark's background is in biomedical ontology, biomedical informatics and vaccine discovery. He supervises the development of the NMDC schema and tools at the interface between the schema and data.
Mary's background is in computer science and software development with a special focus on web development and accessibility. On the NMDC team, she maintains and develops new features for the data portal.
Michael's background is in biology, genomics, bioinformatics and software development. On the NMDC he works on software development, integration, and automation.
Migun's background is in bioinformatics, microbial ecology and evolution, biosurveillance, and viruses. On the NMDC team, he develops workflows for metatranscriptomics.
Mike's background is in computer science and software development. On the NMDC he maintains and develops new features for the data portal and submission portal.
Patrick's background is in electrical and software engineering. On the NMDC, he works on web development and DevOps.
Paul's background is in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry and proteomics. On the NMDC, he leads efforts on metaproteomics workflows and functional annotation.
Paul's background is in bioinformatics and computer science. On the NMDC, he develops workflows and workflow result visualization.
Sam’s background is in mass spectrometric proteomics and related data analytics. On the NMDC, he contributes to metaproteomics workflow development, schema development, and data archaeology.
Sanjay's background is in electrical engineering and Kubernetes architecture. On the NMDC, he contributes to the data infrastructure.

Sean's background is in Computer Science and Bioengineering. On the NMDC he is contributing to development of the metabolomics workflows.

Shalki’s background is in data management using ontologies and knowledge graphs. On NMDC, she develops software infrastructure to support efficient storage and retrieval of NMDC data.
Shane is a senior engineer with NMDC and the NERSC supercomputing facility. He has a background in HPC, science platforms, workflows, and data systems. His focus for NMDC is supporting the workflow infrastructure.
Sierra's background is in database systems, models, data validation and ingest, and ontologies for genomic and environmental databases. On the NMDC, she contributes to data model definition and software development.
Simon's background is in metagenomics and viral genomics. On the NMDC, he coordinates the development of the virus and plasmid workflows, and contributes to outreach and engagement activities.
Sujay's background is in computer science and engineering, but he is also well-versed in the development of bioinformatics pipelines and workflows. On the NMDC, he mainly works on writing data ingest pipelines to bring in new datasets/metadata into NMDC. He also helps maintain the NMDC schema as well as schemas for standards like MIxS.
Valerie's background is in Computational and Systems Biology. On the NMDC, she helps with automation.
Wendi's background is in office administration. On the NMDC, she provides administrative support to the NMDC team.
Yan’s background is in computer science. On the NMDC, she develops the NMDC EDGE web application.
Yuri's background is in analytical, organic chemistry, general mass spectrometry, software development and computational science related to complex mixture analysis. On the NMDC, he leads efforts on metabolomics and natural organic matter workflows and annotation.
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