Team Leader / Bioinformatician
Brian Cole received a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 where he was a Howard Hughes Med into Grad Scholar, Vice President of Knowledge Management for PBG Healthcare Consulting, and an analyst for Wharton Healthcare Information Technology. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Biomedical Informatics, where he was an AWS Cloud Credits for Research Awardee. In 2018, he was recruited to Elsevier’s Data Science unit, where he was a Machine Learning Scientist in Philadelphia and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified AWS Solutions Architect..
Matthew Maher holds an MS in Computer Science from Boston University and has many years of experience in Software Development working with a wide diversity of Information Technologies. In 2016, he completed an MS in Bioinformatics from Brandeis University.
Matthew joined the Ocular Genomics Institute as a Bioinformaticist with a focus on algorithm and tool development for rare/genetic disease diagnosis.
Sudeep Mehrotra graduated from University of Saskatchewan, Canada and holds an MS in the field of Bioinformatics and completed a BS (honors degree) with a major in Computer Science and minor in Mathematics from Trent University, Canada. As a researcher, he gained valuable experience at McGill University. In his academic and work span he has gained extensive experience in Proteomics, Genomics, Metagenomics and Software Engineering (at McGill University Genome Quebec Innovation Center and New York Genome Center).
Sudeep is an avid reader and a good book can keep him thoroughly engrossed. He believes in gathering knowledge, and application of it and perseverance towards the goal are critical elements of being successful.
In February 2017, Sudeep Mehrotra joined Dr. Pierce’s lab to work as a Bioinformaticist at OGI where his focus is on pipeline development, data analysis and interpretation of various projects in genomics and transcriptomics.
Charley Ferguson has a BS in Biological Sciences and an AS in Computer Science from two different schools in Vermont. He has many years of experience working with users and creating software that behaves itself.
Charley joined the Ocular Genomics Institute in late 2018 to assist with internal tooling and data management and has been working on diverse projects since then.