About Our Teams
Leadership and management of the project
Cloud services and underlying infrastructure
Discovery Environment and Data Store development
Project management, communications, and user engagement
Science, support, and training
PI and Project Director, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Dr. Eric Lyons is Associate Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Arizona. Prior to obtaining his PhD in plant biology at the University of California, Berkeley, he worked for six years as a computational biologist and programmer in several industry settings including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and software companies. He has expertise in large project management and served as Program Director for NSF's Division of Integrated Organismal Systems from 2018-2019. His research is in bioinformatics and comparative genomics, and he is the founder of CoGe, a premier platform for comparative genomics, which now operates on the CyVerse CI under its Powered by CyVerse program.
Co-PI and UArizona Cyberinfrastructure Lead, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Nirav Merchant is the director of the Data Science Institute at the University of Arizona, whose mission is to connect and align UArizona researchers with institutional expertise, computational resources and infrastructure to enable investigators to ask and solve more complex questions and achieve outcomes not easily attainable as solo researchers or within purely disciplinary teams. He oversees the comprehensive computational cyberinfrastructure for biomedical research, supporting diverse projects ranging from large-scale clinical NGS analytics platforms to mobile health (mHealth) interventions. With over 25 years of experience at the University of Arizona as a technology strategist and architect for multi-institutional projects involving scalable data analytics, Nirav directs CyVerse's CI strategy and also co-teaches an interdisciplinary course in Applied Cyberinfrastructure Concepts, designed with CyVerse, XSEDE, and FutureGrid infrastructure.
Co-PI and EOT Lead, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | email@example.com
Mr. David Micklos is founder and Executive Director of the DNA Learning Center (DNALC) at CSHL. He is the CyVerse Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT) Faculty Advisor and collaborates with CyVerse senior management and outside advisors to develop EOT strategy and long-term plans. Mr. Micklos collaborates with NSF-, NIH-, and HHMI-supported programs to integrate CyVerse into education programs at the national level. He is PI of several major projects that use CyVerse cyberinfrastructure: an NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) grant to introduce RNA-Seq analysis into undergraduate education, an NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant to train community college faculty in DNA sequence and barcode analysis, an NSF Research Collaboration Network (RCN) to stimulate course-based undergraduate research (CURE), an NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) for high school student barcode projects exploring the ecology of Long Island, and a Pinkerton Foundation grant to support research mentorships in DNA barcoding for underrepresented minorities in New York City high schools.
Co-PI and UArizona Science Lead, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tyson Swetnam is Research Assistant Professor of Geoinformatics at the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute. His first career was as a wildland firefighter and fire management specialist for the U.S. National Park Service and USDA Forest Service. He earned his PhD from the University of Arizona in watershed management, with emphasis on natural resource management, dendrochronology, and Geographic Information Systems. Swetnam's research involves developing spatial data cyberinfrastructure for CyVerse and collaborating with a diverse group of projects in the life and earth sciences. Swetnam's areas of interest include image analysis, large-scale visualization, and data science literacy. He also develops curricula, teaches workshops, and is an active member of The Carpentries and Research Bazaar collaborations.
Co-PI and UT Cyberinfrastructure Lead, University of Texas at Austin | email@example.com
Dr. Matthew Vaughn is Director of Life Sciences Computing at TACC and is the CI Lead for CyVerse. He is a computational biologist with research interests in plant epigenetic regulation of gene expression and computational expertise in bioinformatics and high performance computing. He is co-designer of CyVerse’s TAPIS Science API platform and co-PI of the Arabidopsis Information Portal project, which leverages CyVerse resources for a new, modular database for the Arabidopsis community. Dr. Vaughn is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the University of Texas San Antonio Cancer Bioinformatics Initiative and has developed computational biomedicine engagement and support strategies for the University of Texas system.
Cloud Native Services
Director, Infrastructure, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Software Engineer, Cloud Native Services, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Research and Development Engineer, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Software Engineer, Cloud Native Services, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Senior Systems Administrator, Cloud Native Services, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Systems Administrator, Cloud Native Services, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Undergraduate Student, Cloud Native Services, University of Arizona
Jacob van der Leeuw
Undergraduate Student, Cloud Native Services, University of Arizona
User Interface and Application Developer, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Engineering Technician, Cloud Native Services, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Software Engineer Lead, Core Software, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Software Engineer, Core Software, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Student Engineer, Cloud Native Services, University of Arizona
Software Engineer, Core Software, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Software Engineer, Core Software, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Senior Software Engineer, Core Software, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Software Engineer, Core Software, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Software Engineer, Core Software, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Margaret Sprinkle
Assistant Director of Finance & Management, University of Arizona | email@example.com
User Engagement Officer, University of Arizona | firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications, University of Arizona | email@example.com
Science and Training