Daniel Marcus, Ph.D.
Dan directs the NRG. His informatics interests include data sharing, data mining, and high throughput precessing. His scientific interests include neural coding and connectivity, brain morphometry, automatic diagnostics, and genetics of cognitive and neurological phenotypes. Dan spends his free time enjoying life with his wife and kids. He has disbanded the Dogtown Inferno, his perennial loser fantasy baseball franchise, due to ongoing labor disputes with his players. He can’t believe how awesome Game of Thrones is turning out to be.
Timothy B. Brown
Tim is a pipeline developer dedicated to the Human Connectome Project. Tim joins us after working in the Cognitive Control and Psychopathy lab at Washington University School of Medicine.
Eileen Cler, PMP
Eileen A. Cler completed her BS in Management Information Systems and worked as a programmer & systems engineer in the corporate world, before starting a photography business and working on the PEN grant. Eileen is currently a Project Manager who enjoys tennis and cycling.
Jeanette has a Bachelors in English Literature from Southern Illinois University and is currently finishing up a Bachelors in Computer Science at Webster University. She is a former IT person and is enjoying the new challenges of User Support Technician for the CNDA. A St. Louis area native, Jeanette enjoys watching movies, socializing, and performing in Community Theater.
Angela is the Informatics Research Coordinator for the global project, Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network (DIAN). DIAN is an international research partnership of leading scientists collaborating to understand a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that is caused by a gene mutation. She completed a Bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Tampa, spent some time backpacking, and sluggishly made her way back to the climatic capriciousness which is central Missouri. When she is not busy coordinating the world, she enjoys trekking it with her husband and son.
John Flavin, PhD
Flavin is the pipelines developer for the CNDA. He graduated from WashU in 2012 with his PhD in Physics, and after spending a year working for a St. Louis tech startup, he found his way back to campus (albeit on the other side of Forest Park from where he began). Flavin has BS degrees in Physics and Math from Mizzou. A St. Louis native currently residing in Webster Groves, he enjoys bicycling with his wife, Gayle, and playing ultimate Frisbee.
Mark is a refugee from the world of free-lance corporate web design, and is happily ensconced as a full-time XNAT UI developer. He is bringing up his three children in the holy musical trinity of Nirvana, Black Flag and old-school hip hop. In his spare time he fiddles with photography, digital music, and early 80’s Toyota Celicas.
Cathy joins our team as Secretary of the NRG staff after providing over four years of administrative support to the Neuro Imaging Lab (NIL). She loves walking, listening to music (prefers indie/alternative rock), and spends most of her free time with her grandkids….yes, she is a grandma!!
Jenny joined the NRG in 2009 and currently oversees CNDA operations. She completed her MS in Computer Science at Washington University and also has a somewhat disused BA in Spanish Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). Jenny is a St. Louis native and enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys, most of which is spent bouncing between the zoo, science center, and Museum of Transportation.
Raised in the Deep South (Tampa), Rick was moved to California by the U.S.A.F., where he adapted well to the mild weather. He graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz (go Slugs, 1991 National Champion in Ultimate Frisbee!) with a degree in Politics. He met his future wife while attending Avocado Sundae shows. They got married, had a daughter, moved to Long Beach, CA, hated the L.A. traffic, and now reside in Webster Groves, MO. Rick drives a Jeep Wrangler, plays guitar (Paul Reed Smith, Stratocaster, Yamaha acoustic) and mandolin (Flatiron A-style), has two dogs (Frankie, who’s a girl, and Shaggy, who’s not), a cat (Oliver), and favors the “ribs” food group. Rick does Java and .NET, with a strong emphasis on internal plumbing.
Michael joined the NRG team in October 2012. He was born and raised in the greater St. Louis area and currently resides in Edwardsville, IL where he earned degrees in computer science and philosophy at SIUE. Michael is excited about the new position and hopes the research team’s efforts will eventually shed light on the seeming peculiarities of his own brain. In his free time, Michael likes to write and record music, garden, and think about how to get robots to do his bidding, none of which are very successful endeavors.
Will is our resident creative guy, carrying a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University, and arrives on the team after running a freelance information design studio for eight years. If you were to draw a Venn diagram of people who love football and people who love to draw Venn diagrams, Will would be one of the few in its slim center.
Mike is a programmer who joins our group to work on the ConnectomeDB application for the Human Connectome project. He comes to us by way of a local health care system where he worked on support and development of a large clinical application and prior stints at the medical school developing study/data management applications. He enjoys playing Wii with his sons, and when he can tear them away from that, enjoys trips to the City Museum, science center, zoo, Six Flags and discussions with them on their latest interests.
Pam received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in October 2010, and worked as a post-doc at Washington University with Mark McDaniel and Todd Braver, focusing on prospective memory and aging. She joined the CNDA team in Spring 2012 to work as an image analyst on CONDR, ACRIN, and other projects in the CNDA.
Mike is a programmer working on XNAT. He completed Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Math, and Political Science at the University of Maryland and received a Masters in Political Science from Washington University. Mike likes to spend his free time watching old movies, reading, debating philosophy with friends, and trying to save the world.
Mikhail Milchenko, Ph.D.
Misha focuses on mathematical and image processing aspects of programming tasks in the group. He is also interested in brain research from right-to-left hemisphere perspective. He is a friend of Italian opera in ways permissible by local, state and federal laws, prefers moderate realism over radical cubism in fine arts, and languages obsolete before they are invented over languages that make inventions obsolete.
While working part time with the XNAT team, Charlie completed a Bachelor’s degree at Washington University with majors in Mathematics and Economics. Now joining the lab full time, Charlie focuses on Chaos Monkey activities (breaking XNAT), and automated test development. Outside of the office, Charlie spends his time training for his backup career as a professional StarCraft 2 player, and tending to his ever-growing collection of plushies.
Chip comes on board as our systems engineer, making him the guy in charge of our brand-spanking-new NIAC Education Center in the NRG Computer Lab. Thanks to his daughter, he also knows the words to way too many Lady Gaga songs.
Lauren completed a Bachelors degree in Computer Science with minors in Japanese and Ancient Studies at Webster University in St. Louis. She is currently a programmer working on the CNDA. Her various hobbies include studying Japanese and Latin, reading obscure science fiction and fantasy novels (the worse the better!), and collecting porcelain figurines.