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, 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.
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.
Andrew Rajczewski, PHD Student
Andrew is a graduate student in the Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics (BMBB) program at the University of Minnesota. He is utilizing the proteogenomics capabilities of Galaxy-P to investigate potential biomarkers in the development of oral cancer as well as changes in gene and protein expression that arise during long-term exposure of mice to inflammatory agents.
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).
Reid Wagner, Application Developer
Reid is an application developer at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute to develop and maintain applications utilizing HPC resources. He received his bachelor’s degree in Physics & Mathematics in 2014 and has worked in various software domains including application & web development and system administration.
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.
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.
Software and workflow development collaborators
- Smith research group, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Martens research group/Compomics, Ghent University and VIB
- Galaxy-proteomics community developers
- Matt Chambers, software developer and consultant
- Jetstream: A national science and engineering cloud
- Ray Sajulga, BA , Bioinformatics Researcher
- Brian Searle
- Bing Zhang
- Bjorn Gruening
- Magnus Arntzen
Biological research collaborators
- Reddy research group, Johns Hopkins University
- Wendt research group, University of Minnesota
- Rudney research group, University of Minnesota
- Bhargava research group, University of Minnesota
- David Largaespada Research Group, University of Minnesota
- Theresa Laguna Research Group, Lurie’s Children’s Hospital/Northwestern University
- Brook Nunn Research Group, University of Washington
Galaxy-P Alumni – Members and Collaborators
- Hegeman research group, University of Minnesota
- Shane Hubler, Rhapsody Data, LLC, software developer
- Globus Genomics
- Marie Crane, Graduate Student, Washington University
- Caleb Easterly, B.A., Bioinformatics Researcher, Medical Student, University of North Carolina
- Praveen Kumar, Ph.D., Senior Bioinformatician, AstraZeneca
- Art Eschenlauer, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Analyst, University of Minnesota Informatics Institute
- Candace Guerrero, Ph.D., Facility Manager, Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, University of Minnesota
- Thomas McGowan, Informatics Computing Consultant
- Andrews research group, University of Minnesota-Duluth
- Burgener Proteomics Lab, University of Manitoba
- Skubitz research group, University of Minnesota