Meet the Galaxy-P team

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Tim Griffin, PhD, Professor, and Principal Investigator

Tim is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota. His research interests are in developing analytical and bioinformatics tools, focused on biological mass spectrometry, and applying these tools to interesting questions in biology and biomedical research.

Pratik Jagtap

Pratik Jagtap, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, and Galaxy-P Project Manager

Pratik Jagtap is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota. He has helped manage the Galaxy-P project from its inception.  His current research interests include developing analytical workflows for analysis of complex data, with particular emphasis on on MS-based proteomics applications in metaproteomics, proteogenomics and data-independent acquisition (DIA) data analysis.

James Johnson

James Johnson (J.J), Senior Software Developer

JJ is a software developer at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.  He has deep experience in working with the Galaxy platform, both in deploying existing software tools and developing new, customized tools to enable workflows.  He has worked on developing Galaxy tools that span all ‘omic domains (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics).

Thomas McGowan

Thomas McGowan, Informatics Computing Consultant

Tom works as a computing consultant at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, where he helps maintain and support the Galaxy informatics platform.  He works with the Galaxy-P team to help deploy and maintain tools and workflows, as well as assisting in developing new informatics software for multi-omic applications.

Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar, Graduate Student

Praveen is a graduate student in the Bioformatics and Computational Biology (BICB) program at the University of Minnesota.  He is working on tools to enable more accurate and sensitive identification of proteins in proteogenomic and metaproteomic data analysis pipelines.

Art Eschenlauer

Art Eschenlauer, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher

Art is a postdoctoral researcher, jointly working with the Galaxy-P team and the laboratory of Adrian Hegeman at the University of Minnesota.  He is working on deploying metabolomic tools in Galaxy and developing workflows for more reproducible analysis of large-scale metabolite profiling data generated via mass spectrometry.

Candace Guerrero

Candace Guerrero, Ph.D., Senior Researcher

Candace works with the Galaxy-P team in developing and testing tools for proteogenomic data analysis applications.  She also works in the Center for Mass Spectrometry at the University of Minnesota, assisting biological researchers with mass spectrometry-based projects.

Michael Milligan

Michael Milligan, Ph.D., Head of Application Development and Scientific Computing Consultant

Michael heads the Application Development group at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, and assists in the management and administration of infrastructure supporting the Galaxy-P project.

Subina Mehta

Subina Mehta, M.S., Bioinformatics Researcher

Subina has degrees in bioinformatics and biotechnology. She works with the Galaxy-P team to test and evaluate new software tools and workflows for application in multi-omic data analysis and informatics.

Caleb Easterly, B.A., Informatics Researcher

Caleb has a degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. He works with the Galaxy-P team to implement new bioinformatics tools for multi-omic data analysis.

Galaxy-P collaborators

From the beginning, the Galaxy-P project has benefitted from numerous collaborators. These include collaborators assisting in software development as well as those assisting with optimization through application to biological research questions.