Expertise

The Biomedical Informatics Share Resource (BISR) leadership and staff provide OSUCCC investigators with expertise dedicated to advancing cancer research quality by providing state-of-the-art informatics tools, high-quality informatics analysis and expert computational biology consultative services.

BISR Director, Computational Biology Services (CBS): Jeffrey D. Parvin, MD, PhD 

BISR Director, Data Sharing Infrastructure (DSI): Philip R.O. Payne, PhD

BISR Co-Director: Kun Huang, PhD

BISR Staff: Terry Camerlengo

BISR Staff: Keith Gasper, MS

BISR Staff: Hatice Gulcin Ozer, PhD

BISR Staff: Sandya Liyanarachchi

BISR Staff: Jie Zhang, PhD

Jeffrey D. Parvin, MD, PhD, director for the BISR Computational Biology Services arm, is a professor and interim chair of the OSU Biomedical Informatics Department. His expertise lies in systems biology, and he maintains a specific focus on the computational biology consulting service.

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Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, director for the BISR Data Sharing Infrastructure arm, is an assistant professor in the OSU Biomedical Informatics Department with expertise in clinical and translational informatics. Also the director of the Biomedical Informatics Program within the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Translational Research Informatics Architect for the OSU Medical Center, Dr. Payne’s focus is on the design, implementation and evaluation of both service-oriented electronic data interchange platforms and knowledge-anchored computational agents in order to support high-throughput clinical and translational research programs.

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Kun Huang, PhD is the BISR’s co-director. An assistant professor in the OSU Biomedical Informatics Department, Dr. Huang is an expert in algorithm development in computational biology.  Not only does he directly supervise BISR staff in computational analysis for OSUCCC members, but he also develops novel analytic tools to suit the evolving needs of biologists.

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Terry Camerlengo is a BISR programmer and an expert in data management. He has developed custom data management systems for OSUCCC investigators and other Shared Resources, and currently he works on setting up servers associated with core equipment.

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Keith Gasper, MS, is the primary biomedical informatics developer and grid architect for the BISR’s Data Sharing Infrastructure arm. He has extensive experience in developing complex software applications for team-based scientific environments as well as in-depth knowledge of Java, Perl, standards-based service-oriented technologies and model drive architectures. 

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Hatice Gulcin Ozer, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow who, as a BISR staff member, consults with biologists on a variety experimental results. Dr. Ozer has developed pipelines for the automated analysis of sequencing results and has implemented a software analysis program for qRT-PCR in conjunction with the Nucleic Acids Shared Resource.

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Sandya Liyanarachchi is a BISR informaticist with in-depth knowledge of biostatistics. She specializes in the analysis of results from RNA microarrays and SNP chips.

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Jie Zhang, PhD, is a BISR staff member and postdoctoral fellow who consults with OSUCCC biologists, espeically as related to sequence analysis.

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