SAN DIEGO and ROCKVILLE, Md., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced that Richard H. Scheuermann, Ph.D. has joined the organization as the Director of Informatics effective May 1, 2012. He will be based in the San Diego, California facility and is responsible for leading and directing the informatics programs at both the JCVI Rockville, Maryland and San Diego campuses.
"We are very pleased to have Richard as part of the JCVI team," said J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Founder and President, JCVI. "Advanced informatics has always been a cornerstone of our genomic research beginning in the earliest days with the development of expressed sequence tags and sequencing the Haemophilus influenzae genome. Richard's vast informatics expertise coupled with his immunology and infectious diseases experience makes him the ideal person to lead the informatics team and grow our ongoing research programs at JCVI. We look forward to continued advances in informatics with Richard and his team now at JCVI," Venter concluded.
Scheuermann comes to JCVI from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (U.T. Southwestern) in Dallas, Texas where he worked from 1992 to 2012. He began his career there as an Assistant Professor and was steadily promoted to his last position of Professor in the Department of Pathology.
While at U.T. Southwestern, Scheuermann concentrated on a variety of research fronts including developing computational methods in gene expression microarray, biological network, ontology, flow cytometry and comparative genomics analysis to advance insights into immunology and infectious disease. He also held a number of academic administrative positions while at U.T. Southwestern including Director of the Division of Biomedical Informatics, Co-Director of the Division of Translational Pathology and Director of the Tissue Procurement Resource. In 2012 he was also appointed as a Resear
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