Tom Conlin

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Major Responsibilities

  • To develop a research platform in support of investigations of cancer phenotype-­-genotype correlations across species.


  • B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Oregon
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Specialization in Parallel and Distributed Computing with Bioinformatics, University of Oregon 

Professional Experience

  • Began with the Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN) eventually specialized in large scale data exchanges, though early on learning every aspect of creating and maintaining a model organism database was necessary.
  • Performed RDF triple store / Semantic Web experiments for the Museum of Natural History, Boulder. Largely focused around the roles and life cycles of specimen and occurrence identifiers.
  • Porting and running NCAR Climate simulations on UO's largish (2700 cores) cluster.
  • Designing and building PostGIS databases to integrate and make spacial queries on continental scale climate, mammal occurrence and census data over the last century.