Director of Bioinformatics
Brian works on informatics projects for BioTeam and supports the company internally as director. He joined in 2008, and brings a deep understanding of bioinformatics, software development, and molecular biology.
Brian is an adequate beekeeper, an enlightened banjo player, and a dedicated vegetable gardener.
Brian got his PhD studying the molecular biology of the yeast Saccharomyces at MIT and did post-doctoral work on plant genetics and genomics at the Plant Gene Expression Center (ARS, UC Berkeley). Subsequently he was lead bioinformaticist for the group that sequenced and annotated Arabidopsis chromosome 1. He has been a Group Leader at Cadus Pharmaceuticals, Director of Information Technology at OSI Pharmaceuticals, and CTO at Cognia Corporation. At his own consulting company he worked on a variety of open source and commercial projects, with an emphasis on scripting, data integration, technical documentation, and data visualization. He is a long-time core contributor to the open source software community, including the Bioperl and BioPython bioinformatics toolkits and the Generic Model Organism Database.