Dr. Bonnie Hurwitz is an Assistant Professor of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona and Bio5 Research Institute Fellow. She has worked as a computational biologist for nearly two decades on interdisciplinary projects in both industry and academia. Her research on the human/earth microbiome incorporates large-scale –omics datasets, high-throughput computing, and big data analytics towards research questions in “One Health”. In particular, Dr. Hurwitz is interested in the relationship between the environment, microbial communities, and their hosts. Dr. Hurwitz is well-cited for her work in computational biology in diverse areas from plant genomics to viral metagenomics with over 1700 citations.
Ken Youens-Clark, Sr. Scientific Programmer and Technical Lead
Mr. Youens-Clark has over 18 years programming experience in industry (sales, publishing, health care) and biology. He is a committed open-source developer, having worked on the Gramene project (plant genomics) and developed the CMap comparative map viewer as well as several Perl modules. Mr. Youens-Clark is responsible for web and software development for the Hurwitz lab and leads up the technical team.
|Vladimir Frolov||Website Programmer||VERVE Net|
|Xiang Lui||2015-present||The Wound Microbiome|
|Scott Daniel||2015-present||Colon Cancer and the Gut Microbiome|
Co-Advised Graduate Students
|Illyoung Choi||2014-present||Dept. of Computer Science||Big Data Analytics in Metagenomics|
|Brian Hallmark||2015-present||Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program||Comparative Metagenomic Algorithms for Marine Sciences|
|Chirag Shetty||2014-2015||Management Information Systems||iMicrobe|
|Anu Mary Jacob||2014-2015||Management Information Systems||iMicrobe|
|Celina Gomez||2015-present||VERVE Net|
|Jimmy Thornton||2015-present||VERVE Net|
|Jeffrey Saccone||2015-2016||VERVE Net|
|Bill Wilder||2015-2016||Scripting and tool development|