Development

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


Jennifer Dommer

Jennifer Dommer

Software Developer

Lewis Kim

Lewis Kim

Public Health Informatics Specialist

Philip MacMenamin

Philip MacMenamin

Technical Lead



Mariam Quinones

Mariam Quiñones

Computational Molecular Biology Specialist

Conrad Shyu

Conrad Shyu

Computational Genomics Specialist

Karlynn Noble

Karlynn Noble

Scientific Resource Outreach Strategist



Samuel Ezeji

Samuel Ezeji

UX Designer

Poorani Subramanian

Poorani Subramanian

Computational Biology Specialist


Oversight

The Nephele project has been supported a governing body from NIAID and NHGRI who have brought leadership and guidance to the project since its inception.


Vivien Bonazzi

Vivien Bonazzi

Program Director, Genome Informatics and Computational Biology, NHGRI

Maria Giovanni

Maria Giovanni

Director, Office of Genomics and Advanced Technologies, NIAID

Darrell Hurt

Darrell Hurt

Branch Chief, Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch, NIAID



Chris Wellington

Chris Wellington

Program Director, Genome Informatics and Computational Biology, NHGRI

Alison Yao

Alison Yao

Program Officer, NIAID

Andy Baxevanis

Andy Baxevanis

Director, Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core, NHGRI



Eric Green

Eric Green

Director, NHGRI

Kim Kassing

Kim Kassing

Branch Chief, Operations and Engineering Branch, NIAID

John J. McGowan

John J. McGowan

Deputy Director for Science Management, NIAID



Mike Tartakovsky

Mike Tartakovsky

Chief Information Officer, NIAID

Diane Wax

Diane Wax

Consultant, NIAID

Ed Whitley

Ed Whitley

Chief Information Officer, NHGRI



Michael Dolan

Michael Dolan

Section Head, Bioinformatics Software, Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch, NIAID




Alumni

Past Nephele team members also significantly contributed to the project.


Yentram Huyen

Yentram Huyen

Former Branch Chief

Jianchang(Jeff) Ning

Jianchang(Jeff) Ning

Former Bioinformatics Software Developer Team Lead

Meghan Coakley

Meghan Coakley

Scientific Program Analyst



Andrei Gabrielian

Andrei Gabrielian

Program Officer

Ramendeep Kaur

Ramendeep Kaur

Software Developer

R. Burke Squires

R. Burke Squires

Computational Genomics Specialist



Alex Levitsky

Alex Levitsky

Scientific Infrastructure Lead

Andrew Oler

Andrew Oler

High-Throughput Sequencing Bioinformatics Specialist

Ian Misner

Ian Misner

Computational Biology Subject Matter Expert

David Liou

David Liou

Software Developer

Nick Weber

Nick Weber

Project Manager, Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch, NIAID


Partnership

Nephele is an example of NIH's commitment to address the challenges of big data analysis and capitalizes on the significant computing infrastructure of Amazon Web Services to create new opportunities in biomedical research.


  • niaid
  • nhgri
  • aws
  • dlt

Acknowledgements

A multidisciplinary group of microbiome researchers and genomics data analysis developers from around the country have provided essential feedback throughout the planning and testing stages of the Nephele project.


  • bwh
  • broad
  • cornell
  • emory
  • harvard
  • jax
  • jcraigventer
  • michigan
  • nyu
  • oicr
  • pitt
  • toronto
  • umd
  • vbi
  • wust