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Stephen Sherry, PhD, Selected as Acting Director, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine

April 29, 2020

Stephen Sherry

Countrywide Library of Medicine Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, has named Stephen Sherry, PhD, as Acting Director, Countrywide Center for Biotechnology Data (NCBI) at the Countrywide Library of Medicine (NLM) successful March 31, 2020.

As Acting Director of NCBI, Dr. Sherry oversees a substantial suite of on line methods for biological data and information, including the GenBank® nucleic acid sequence database and the PubMed database of citations and abstracts for printed daily life science journals. He is also dependable for developing and running all NCBI manufacturing services, with method parts spanning literature, sequences, chemistry, medical exploration, and healthcare genetics.

Dr. Sherry also leads an NLM method to migrate NCBI’s major resource, the Sequence Read Archive, into the cloud with the transfer and administration of petabyte-scale sequence information on two commercial cloud platforms. He conducts exploration on the architecture of inhabitants genetic data to ensure human genetic data units are both helpful to researchers and respectful to the privacy of examine contributors.

“We are privileged to have Dr. Sherry in this purpose as he provides a prosperity of know-how and expertise to ensure that NLM continues to give the scientific group with crucial bioinformatics instruments and services,” stated NLM Director, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD.

Dr. Sherry earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the Pennsylvania Condition University in 1996, and put up-doc at the Louisiana Condition University Health-related Center prior to joining NLM in 1998.

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