Sorger Development Team
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
Peter is in charge of the SorgerLab at Harvard Medical School. Peter Sorger is a Professor of Systems Biology with a Ph.D. from Trinity College Cambridge. Peter did is doctoral research with Tony Crowther and Hugh Pelham at the MRC Lab in Cambridge, UK, and his postdoctoral work with Harold Varmus and Andrew Murray at UCSF. The Sorger Lab works on kinetochores and chromosome segregation in yeast and humans, and on the systems biology of cytokine signaling in human cells. Peter is a co-founder of OME and was once Ilya Goldberg's supervisor - at least insofar as anyone claim to have supervised Ilya.
Past OME developers in the Sorger Lab
Jeremy Muhlich is a Research Scientist in the Sorger Lab. He has a B.S. in both Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He previously worked on a public cheminformatics database and in-house data- and workflow management tools at the Harvard Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology. His research interests lie mainly in visualization, exploration, and classification of large, high-dimensional data sets.
Sheldon Chan was a research assistant in the MIT Department of Biology and a Master's student in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked in a number of areas, including several years of software product development experience at IBM, the MIT Media Laboratory, the Laboratory for Computer Science, and the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems. His primary role within OME was to help develop a pluggable architecture for performing external analysis and properly manipulating the data from the analyses. When not coding and going to classes, he enjoys rock climbing, hockey, and Texas Hold 'Em poker.
Doug Creager was a Visiting Scholar in the MIT Department of Biology, currently living in lovely and cosmopolitan Somerville, Mass. For his Master of Engineering thesis in Computer Science, he developed the OME analysis engine and helped flesh out the semantic type model on which it is built. He has also contributed significantly to the database access code on the back-end and to the remote framework. Though an unabashed lover of Scotch whisky and Newcastle Brown Ale, he is not, as often suspected, British in any way. He is an avid sports fan, wasting hours each day reading ESPN.com and cheering for (among others) the Boston Red Sox, Duke Blue Devils, Tennessee Volunteers, and the Newcastle United Football Club.
Jeff Mellen was a research assistant in the MIT Department of Biology and Master's student in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked in a variety of disciplines, including a wireless startup, a defense contractor, the MIT Media Lab, Laboratory for Computer Science, and as an ESL teacher in Cambridge, MA. His primary role within OME has been to develop the image browser and help engineer the architecture of the Java client. When not developing OME modules and completing classwork, he enjoys rooting for the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and UConn Huskies, playing hockey and Texas Hold 'Em, and producing the blockbuster hit of the summer, OME: The Movie. His favorite color is black.
Tony Scelfo was a research assistant in the MIT Department of Biology, a Master's student in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an undergraduate in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. His primary role within OME was to help engineer a framework for handling the results of automated analysis outside of OME. This interest has naturally led him to work on the development of the image browser in order to display the results of automated analysis. When not sitting in front of a computer, he enjoys sitting in front of the controls of anything that accelerates quickly, brakes hard and handles well.