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

Current members

  • Poorani Subramanian: Scientific Lead
  • Duc Doan: Technical Lead
  • Angelina Angelova: Pipeline Design & Scientific Support
  • Katie McCauley: Pipeline Design & Scientific Support
  • Lauren Krausfeldt: Pipeline Design & Scientific Support
  • Brendan Jeffrey: Pipeline Design
  • Lewis Kim: Public Health Informatics Specialist
  • Samuel Ezeji: UI/UX Designer
  • Osy Desmond: Dev Ops
  • Philip MacMenamin: Software Engineer & Architect
  • Karlynn Noble: Scientific Resource Outreach Strategist
  • Mariam Quinones: Science Support Team Lead
  • Michael Dolan: Software Team Lead


Past Nephele team members also significantly contributed to the project:

  • Yentram Huyen
  • Jianchang(Jeff) Ning
  • Meghan Coakley
  • Andrei Gabrielian
  • Ramendeep Kaur
  • R. Burke Squires
  • Alex Levitsky
  • Andrew Oler
  • Ian Misner
  • David Liou
  • Nick Weber
  • Jennifer Dommer
  • Conrad Shyu
  • Michal Stolarczyk