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RBVI Staff

   see Scooter Morris and JoAnne Williams (below)
   RBVI Fax: (415) 502-1755

Dr. Thomas Ferrin
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Director, Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics
Phone: (415) 476-2299
Email: tef [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I'm Principal Investigator of the RBVI. My interests include the development of databases and computational and visualization-based tools that increase our understanding of living systems through our study of sequence-structure-function relationships.
Dr. John "Scooter" Morris
RBVI Executive Director
Phone: (415) 514-4406
Email: scooter [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I do a little bit of everything: administration, project management, research, and development. My primary research focus is visualizing biological networks. I'm a Cytoscape core developer and write most of the RBVI's Cytoscape plugins.
Dr. Patricia Babbitt
Professor and Vice Chair, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Phone: (415) 476-3784
Fax: (415) 514-4797
Email: babbitt [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I lead the Structure-Function Linkage Database project.
Dr. Shoshana Brown
Email: sbrown [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I work on the Structure-Function Linkage Database, a resource linking sequence, structure, and function information in large enzyme superfamilies.
Dr. Conrad Huang
Director of Software Development
Phone: (415) 476-0415
Email: conrad [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I work on most of the software development projects, including Chimera, UCSF Pharmacogenetics of Membrane Transporters, and the International Gene Trap Consortium projects.
Al Conde
Computer Facilities Manager
Phone: (415) 476-9156
Email: al [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I'm responsible for operations, networking, security, maintenance, and software/hardware upgrades of the RBVI computing facilities, which include desktops, servers, storage systems, peripheral and display devices.
Greg Couch
Phone: (415) 476-8292
Email: gregc [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I am the postmaster. I also work on Chimera — primarily on infrastructure (graphics, stereo, porting, image saving) and nucleotides.
Eric Pettersen
Phone: (415) 476-8292
Email: pett [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I'm the programmer principally responsible for Chimera's sequence-related capabilities, its molecular dynamics capabilities, and its atomic-level analysis capabilities.
Tom Goddard
Phone: (415) 476-4026
Email: goddard [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I develop Chimera capabilities for volume data display focused on 3D electron microscopy data, and also capabilities for large molecular assemblies such as viruses.
Dr. Elaine Meng
Phone: (415) 476-5128
Email: meng [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I work with Chimera developers, help users, and maintain the Chimera User's Guide. Interests: biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, structural biology, writing and editing.
Doug Stryke
Phone: (415) 476-0663
Email: stryke [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I administer databases, create data analysis pipelines, and develop web sites for the Pharmacogenetics of Membrane Transporters project and the Structure-Function Linkage Database.
David Mischel
Phone: (415) 476-2584
Email: mischel [%] cgl.ucsf.edu
I work on the Structure-Function Linkage Database.
JoAnne Williams
Administrative Analyst
Phone: (415) 766-4909
Email: Joanne.Williams [%] ucsf.edu
I handle most of the administrative aspects of the RBVI, including purchasing, processing postdoctoral appointments and visas, support for RBVI staff, planning and logistics for meetings and workshops, and other activities too numerous to list.

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