About the HIRN Bioinformatics Center

MISSION STATEMENT

The Bioinformatics Center is located within the Department of Diabetes and Cancer Discovery Science at City of Hope and was established in 2014 to support the Human Islet Research Network (HIRN). The overall objective of the Bioinformatics Center is to advance type 1 diabetes knowledge generated through HIRN by providing the bioinformatics capability and infrastructure needed to support the Network. To achieve this goal, the Bioinformatics Center provides investigators with tools, processes, and methods to facilitate long term sharing, maintenance, and management of HIRN developed resources, including datasets, technologies, documents, and bioreagents. Collaboration and communication are cultivated through consultation and outreach activities.

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John S. Kaddis, Ph.D.

CONTACT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

John leads the Bioinformatics Center and is an Assistant Professor at City of Hope. He brings experience in wet lab, computational, and statistical analysis approaches.

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Joyce C. Niland, Ph.D.

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Joyce co-leads the Bioinformatics Center and leads the Coordinating Center for HIRN. She is a Professor at City of Hope, and contributes clinical, translational, and administrative expertise.

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Axel Muller, Ph.D.

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGIST

Axel has a broad knowledge in analyzing and mining experimental data, facilitating collaboration and outreach.

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Dave Ko, B.S.

SR. TECHNICAL LEAD

Dave oversees all software development, customization, and infrastructure projects.

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Anh Nguyet Vu, B.A.

SCIENTIFIC DATA CURATOR

Anh Nguyet is a researcher, writer, and programmer. She catalogs and curates scientific resources.

FUNDING

The HIRN Bioinformatics Center is funded by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and is overseen by program staff.

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Kristin Abraham, Ph.D.

PROJECT SCIENTIST

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Thomas Eggerman, M.D., Ph.D.

PROJECT OFFICER

Who We Are & What We Do

From resource sharing and data analysis to computational infrastructure, we support type 1 diabetes research.

Supported & Developed Software

Access tools for hosting, moving, sharing, and analysis of data.

Connect With Us

Need assistance? Want an account? Got ideas? Reach out to us: help@hirnetwork.org