Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BISR)

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PERSONNEL

The BISR employs a talented team of bioinformatics personnel each with a wide range of computational skills.  Each of the staff are available to help you with your bioinformatics needs.  

The BISR is Directed by Jason H. Moore, Ph.D.  Dr. Moore is the Frank Lane Research Scholar in Computational Genetics, Professor of Genetics and Professor of Community and Familiy Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School.  Dr. Moore leads a successful NIH-funded bioinformatics research program at the Norris-Cotton Cancer Center.  Further information about Dr. Moore and his research interests can be found here. His blog can be found here.

1) Applied Bioinformatics and Data Mining

Carol Ringelberg, M.S. Ms. Ringelberg joined the BISR in 2003 to provide bioinformatics support for microarray analysis. Ms. Ringelberg graduated with an M.S. degree in Biology from Florida State University in 1985 and has over 20 years of experience working as a research assistant/associate in the biomedical sciences. Ms. Ringelberg is the primary point of contact for faculty needing microarray support.

2) Computer Programming and Software Engineering

Peter Andrews, B.S. Mr. Andrews was hired in 2006 to provide computer programming and software engineering support for the BISR. Mr. Andrews graduated Magna cum Laude from Brown University in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and has more than 20 years of computer programming and software engineering experience. He has significant expertise in the design and development of complex software and is proficient in a number of commonly used computer languages, including C++ and Java.

3) Database Development and Administration

Tom Caldwell, B.S.  Mr. Caldwell was hired in 2007 to provide database design, development and programming support for the BISR. Mr. Caldwell graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina State University in 1979 with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and has more than 25 years of computer programming and database development experience. He has significant expertise in the design and development of complex databases and is proficient in a number of commonly used database development platforms, including Oracle.

4) High-Performance Computing and Systems Administration

Pete Schmitt, B.S.  Mr. Schmitt joined the BISR in 2005 as technical director and systems administrator. Mr. Schmitt earned a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems in 1993 and has more than 20 years of systems administration and computer programming experience. Mr. Schmitt built and manages our 500-processor parallel computer. He also manages all PCs, workstations and servers for the BISR.

5) Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG)

David Jewell, Ph.D.  Dr. Jewell serves as a liason to the NCI for the NCCC caBIG project.  The goal of this project is to coordinate with other cancer centers to adopt open-source and freely available bioinformatics tools developed with support from the NIH.

Paul Thompson, Ph.D.  Dr. Thompson works closely with Dr. Jewell to assist with the adoption of caBIG bioinformatics tools for use by the NCCC.


This web page was last updated 10/30/08 by JHM