Ms Rebecca Koskela Chair
Rebecca Koskela is the Executive Director of DataONE at the University of New Mexico. Rebecca has a background in both bioinformatics and high performance computing. Prior to this position, Rebecca was the Life Sciences Informatics Manager for Alaska INBRE and the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core Manager for the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. At the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center she led the team evaluating the use of the semantic web, including focused ontologies for use as data integration tool for biological data including microarray data, molecular pathways, and protein profiling data at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to that, she was a member of the senior management team of the Aventis Cambridge Genomics Center and manager of the Scientific Computing group in Cambridge, MA responsible for computing infrastructure, both hardware and software, for the global functional genomics organization including support for high-throughput sequencing and transcriptional profiling, molecular pathway analyses, and data integration. She was a bioinformatics specialist at the Mayo Clinic, director of informatics in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University and also worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory with the Dana Consortium for the Genetic Basis of Manic-Depression Illness. In addition to her bioinformatics experience, Rebecca specialized in system performance and analysis at Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cray Research, Intel, and IBM.