Susan Gregurick, PhD - NIH Associate Director for Data Science, Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy

Biography: Susan K. Gregurick, Ph.D., was appointed Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 16, 2019. Under Dr. Gregurick’s leadership, the ODSS leads the implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science through scientific, technical, and operational collaboration with the institutes, centers, and offices that comprise NIH. Dr. Gregurick received the 2020 Leadership in Biological Sciences Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences for her work in this role. She was instrumental in the creation of the ODSS in 2018 and served as a senior advisor to the office until being named to her current position. Prior to joining the NIH in 2013, Dr. Gregurick was a program director in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research at the Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, she developed the information and data sharing policy for the agency’s Genomics Science Program and oversaw the development and implementation of the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase, a framework to integrate data, models, and simulations together for a better understanding of energy and environmental processes. Dr. Gregurick received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Maryland.

Veerasamy (Ravi) Ravichandran, PhD - NIH Program Director – Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Biography: Veerasamy (Ravi) Ravichandran, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences. Dr. Ravichandran manages research and training grants in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Ravichandran oversees the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program and is also involved in facilitating and coordinating trans-NIH activities related to big data. Earlier in his career, he was a staff scientist at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and an associate research scientist at Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania.

Jean Yuan, PhD - NIH Program Director – Translational Bioinformatics

Biography: Dr. Yuan is the Project Director for Translational Bioinformatics the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Dr. Yuan had training in clinical medicine and pathology (M.D.), computer science (M.S.) and computational biology (Ph.D.). Before joining NIA, she was a Scientific Review Officer managing the review of grants applications in biomedical computing, health informatics, mobile health technology/smart device, and SBIR/STTR health informatics. Dr. Yuan has broad expertise in data science and pre-clinical and clinical drug development, has led efforts in the development of portfolio analysis tools when working at the Office of Director at NIH, and played the key role as Senior Investigator in leading the pharmacogenomics and precision medicine projects at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) R&D.

Important Dates
Call for Submission Deadline Notification of Acceptance
Papers June 12 July 15
Workshops March 27 April 3
Tutorials April 15 April 22
Highlights July 19 July 29
Posters July 22 July 29
Late-break poster August 15 August 17
Camera-ready: July 29