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

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

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

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.

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.

Galaxy-P Alumni – Members and Collaborators