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Staff

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.

Scientific Director

Jason H. Moore, PhD

Dr. Moore is the Third Century Professor of Genetics and Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Moore serves as Associate Director for Bioinformatics at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and leads a successful NIH-funded bioinformatics research program at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Dr. Moore's Computational Genetics Laboratory web site at epistasis.org provides more information about Dr. Moore and his research interests. His Epistatis Blog is available at compgen.blogspot.com.

Managing Director

Walter Taylor, PhD

Dr. Walter Taylor is Managing Director of the Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BISR) at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Dr. Taylor works closely with BISR personnel to assist Cancer Center investigators with their bioinformatics needs, and provides bioinformatics collaboration and expertise in support of high-throughput DNA sequencing services offered through the Cancer Center's Genomics Shared Resource. Dr. Taylor's recent experience includes stints as a software development engineer for first- and second-generation DNA sequencing platforms at Life Technologies, 454 Life Sciences, and Helicos Biosciences. He relocated from Cambridge, MA, where he was a longtime resident.

Project Director

Paul Kopec, MS

Mr. Kopec is the Project Director in the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (iQBS) at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He also serves as the Project Director for the NCCC Bioinformatics Shared Resource. Mr. Kopec was hired in 2011 from the University of Michigan Medical School where he served as a Project Manager for more than 25 years. His degrees are in computer science with expertise in computer programming, high-performance computing and complex databases.

Affiliated Faculty & Staff

Peter Andrews, AB: Computer Programming and Software Engineering
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 an A.B. degree in Computer Science and has more than 25 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.

Tom Caldwell, BS: Database Development and Administration
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.

Jonathan Fisher, AB, AM: Computer Programming and Software Engineering
Mr. Fisher, who joined the BISR in 2009, provides computer programming and software engineering services.  Mr. Fisher received an AB degree in Mathematics and Computer Science in 1986 and an AM degree in Mathematics in 1989, both from Dartmouth College, and has been developing computer programs since then.  He has significant expertise in software development, and is proficient in several computer languages, including Java and C++.

Douglas Hill, BS: Computer Programming
Mr. Hill was hired in 2008 to implement genetic programming algorithms and to create 3D data visualization tools. He graduated from MIT in 1979 with a B.S. in Physics. He has programmed embedded systems, motion controllers, audio workstations, web applications and 3D game-based simulations. His principal expertise is in finding workable ways to tie together systems involving data collection, storage, processing, visualization, manipulation and web distribution.

Carol Ringelberg, MS: Applied Bioinformatics and Data Mining
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.

Pete Schmitt, BS: High-Performance Computing and Systems Administration
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.

Paul Thompson, PhD: Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG)
Dr. Thompson works closely with Dr. Jewell to assist with the adoption of caBIG bioinformatics tools for use by the NCCC.

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