BCF staff is well versed in web and mobile device application development, scientific data analysis, database development, and Linux/Windows server deployment with mid-scale data storage solutions. We can assist with grant writing and support letters as well.
Nirav Merchant is the Director for BCF. His research involves addressing challenges in data lifecycle management (DLM). Primary emphasis of his recent work has been on developing infrastructure and tools for enabling data driven collaboration for geographically distributed virtual organizations (VO) that require high throughput, large-scale data handling capabilities. His research interest includes process automation, scalable and pervasive computing with application for mHealth (Mobile Health).
He has served as key technology strategists for national and international projects with over two decades of productive collaborations in the biomedical arena.
Susan is Deputy Director for Research Cyberinfrastructure at the ARL Biocomputing Facility. Her experience includes Next Gen sequencing data analysis, High-Throughput Computing tasks, conducting Computing Workshops for Life Scientists, and developing code for collaborators. With Nirav Merchant, she has co-authored a chapter on Bioinformatics Programming in David Mount's Bioinformatics text book. Susan also serves on the UA Research Computing Governance Committee.