Meet our research team

    Ghana Challa

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    AJ Christensen

    Visualization Programmer

    Donna Cox

    AVL Director

    Mathieu Gaillard

    Graduate Student

    Colleen Heinemann

    Graduate Student

    Kavya Kannan

    Graduate Student

    Justin McGrath

    Research Fellow

    Traci Quigg Thomas

    Project Manager

    Sanu Shameer

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Stuti Shrivastava

    Graduate Student

    Yu Wang

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Xiyu Yang

    Graduate Student

    Project Advisers

    • Gabrielle Allen, Associate Professor of Astronomy and NCSA Director of Computing and Data Sciences
    • Dan Katz, NCSA Assistant Director for Scientific Software and Applications
    • Bertram Ludaescher, Professor of Library and Information Science and Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
    • Don Ort, Professor of Plant Biology
    • H. Edward Seidel, Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    • Xinguang Zhu, Group Leader at the Institute of Computational Biology in the Chinese Academy of Science

    Former Research Team Members

    • Floor Boerwinkel, Project Manager
    • Kalina Borkiewicz, Visualization Programmer, Advanced Visualization Lab, NCSA
    • Apollo Ellis, Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science
    • John Hart, Professor in the Department of Computer Science
    • Victor Jongeneel, Director of Bioinformatics at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB)
    • Christine Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of the National Data Service
    • Arjuna Lal, B.S. Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Mike Lambert, Research Programmer, National Data Service at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
    • James O’Dwyer, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
    • Balaji Panneerselvam, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Cameron Pittelkow, Assistant Professor of Crop Sciences
    • David Raila, Senior Research Programmer for NCSA National Data Service
    • Rachel Shekar, Project Manager
    • Diwakar Shukla, Assistant Professor in the Department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Venkat Srinivasan, Postdoctoral Researcher at Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
    • Yiwen Xu, M.S. Candidate in Computer Science
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