Our Team

The Genomic Data Science Community Network consists of educators across the country working with Johns Hopkins University, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Carnegie Institution, and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

The Network is supported by an Advocacy Board, which helps to connect the group with key opportunities and new partnerships.


Andrew Lee

Northern Virginia Community College

Brandi Kamermans

Northwest Indian College

Edu Suarez Martinez

University of Puerto Rico at Poncé

Emily Biggane

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC)

James Sniezek

Montgomery College

Joslynn Lee

Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Navajo

Fort Lewis College

Karla Fuller

Guttman Community College - CUNY

Loyda B. Méndez

Ana G. Méndez University - California

Maria E. Alvarez

El Paso Community College

Mentewab Ayalew

Spelman College

Michele Nishiguchi

University of California, Merced

Miguel P. Méndez-González

University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla

Peter Vos

Montgomery College

Robert Meller

Morehouse School of Medicine

Rosa Alcazar

Clovis Community College

Siddharth Pratap

Meharry Medical College

Sourav Roy

University of Texas at El Paso

Xianfa Xie

Virginia State University

Youping Deng

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa


Johns Hopkins University

Jenn Vessio

Natalie Kucher

Stephen Mosher

Katie Cox

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Carnegie Institution for Science

National Human Genome Research Institute

Past Members

Advocacy Board

The goal of the GDSCN Advocacy Board is to advocate for the GDSCN by supporting the organizers in identifying new partnerships, additional resources, and providing objective feedback on proposed future directions.

Rita Colwell

National Science Foundation, University of Maryland, CosmosID

William Southerland

Howard University

Rafael Irizarry

Harvard University

Carla Easter

Smithsonian Institution

Federal Liaison

Jermalina Tupas

National Science Foundation

The GDSCN currently spans 18 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.