In July 2012, Daniel Janies joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as The Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics. Dr. Janies received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biology from the University of Michigan in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Florida in 1995. Dr. Janies worked as a postdoctoral fellow (1996 - 1999) and a principal investigator (2000-2002) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where he lead a team that, using off-the-shelf PC components, built one of the worlds largest computing clusters in 2001. Most recently Dr. Janies was a tenured faculty member in the College of Medicine at the Ohio State University. Dr. Janies is a national principal investigator in the Tree of Life program ( http://echinotol.org/ ) of the National Science foundation and is funded by the Defense Applied Research Projects Agency. His work involves empirical studies of organismal diversity and development of software, such as Supramap (https://supramap.herokuapp.com/). Supramap is used by public health scientists to put pathogen genomic data into context with geography and hosts. The results are akin to weather maps for disease.
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