In today's data-heavy research environment, scientists can benefit from new computational skills.  CGRB's team of Bioinformatics Trainers can help researchers learn the bioinformatic basics through workshops, a user group and one-on-one training.

CGRB Bioinformatics Trainers:

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Shawn O'Neil
Shawn O'Neil

Shawn O'Neil
3135 Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.
541-737-0018

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Shawn T. O’Neil earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Northern Michigan University, and later his M.S. and Ph.D. in the same subject from the University of Notre Dame. His past and current research focuses on bioinformatics, specifically ecological informatics, transcriptomics, and assembly algorithms. He’s developed and taught several courses in computational biology and programming, and is the author of A Primer for Computational Biology (In Press). 

Matthew Peterson
Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson
3122 Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.
541-737-3897

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Matthew Peterson earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an M.S. in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon. At the CGRB, Matthew is responsible for developing processing pipelines for the Illumina, PacBio, and Genotyping by Sequencing services, as well as the curation, quality control, and backup of CGRB-generated data. 

Adelaide Rhodes
Adelaide Rhodes

Adelaide Rhodes
3133 Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.
541-737-1628

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Adelaide Rhodes has a B.A. in Physics from University of Virginia, an M.S. in Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Biotechnology with an emphasis in Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Ph.D. in Zoology from North Carolina State University.  Her research reaches from the molecular (lipid desaturase genes in marine copepods) to the ecosystem scale (theoretical models of rarity in perturbed habitats).  As a bioinformatics trainer and computational analyst at Oregon State University, Adelaide trains and assists researchers on a wide variety of topics from canine cancer to how grass grows.

 Kevin Weitemier
Kevin Weitemier

Kevin Weitemier
3135 Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.
541-737-0018

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Kevin Weitemier holds a B.A. in Biology from Colorado College, a M.S. in Biology from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. His research centers around plant systematics and genomics, emphasizing population genomics and the process of speciation. Kevin contributes to the training mission of the CGRB through the development of online and distance workshops and learning resources.