About Nephele


Nephele aims to develop a better understanding of how the cloud can be utilized for the storage, management, and analysis of biomedical data, and to investigate the possibility of the cloud as a long-term computing solution for other research domains as well.

To achieve this goal, Nephele is built and managed by an interdisciplinary group of software developers, bioinformatics specialists, analysts, and project managers from the Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch of the NIAID Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

For questions, comments, or assistance, please email the Nephele Project Team

Mariam Quinones
Mariam Quiñones
Team Lead
Poorani Subramanian
Poorani Subramanian
Scientific Lead
Philip Macmennamin
Philip MacMenamin
Technical Lead and Architect
Lewis Kim
Lewis Kim
Public Health Informatics Specialist
Conrad Shyu
Conrad Shyu
Computational Genomics Specialist
Karlynn Noble
Karlynn Noble
Scientific Resource Outreach Strategist
Samuel Ezeji
Samuel Ezeji
UI/UX Designer
Duc Doan
Duc Doan
Software Engineer


Past Nephele team members also significantly contributed to the project:

  • Yentram Huyen - Former Branch Chief
  • Jianchang(Jeff) Ning - Former Bioinformatics Software Developer Team Lead
  • Meghan Coakley - Scientific Program Analyst
  • Andrei Gabrielian - Program Officer
  • Ramendeep Kaur - Software Developer
  • R. Burke Squires - Computational Genomics Specialist
  • Alex Levitsky - Scientific Infrastructure Lead
  • Andrew Oler - High-Throughput Sequencing Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Ian Misner - Computational Biology Subject Matter Expert
  • David Liou - Software Developer
  • Nick Weber - Project Manager
  • Jennifer Dommer - Software Developer