About Nephele

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 Macmennamin
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