Director, La Jolla Campus at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)
Professor, University of California, San Diego
Director, GVN Center of Excellence
GVN SARS-CoV Task Force Member
Richard H. Scheuermann, Ph.D., is the Director of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) La Jolla Campus and an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of California San Diego. He is also the co-director of the Global Virus Network (GVN) Center of Excellence at JCVI. Dr. Scheuermann has applied his deep knowledge of molecular immunology and infectious disease to develop novel computational data mining methods and knowledge representation approaches, including the development of biomedical ontologies and novel computational methods for gene expression, protein network, flow cytometry, and comparative genomics data analysis. These informatics tools have been made available through public database and analysis resources, including the Immunology Database and Analysis Portal (ImmPort), Influenza Research Database (IRD) and Virus Pathogen Resource (ViPR). More recently, Dr. Scheuermann has focused on the development of novel artificial intelligence approaches for interpreting single cell genomics data of the human immune and nervous systems. He will present on overview of the custom computational and bioinformatics resources developed in ViPR to support SARS-CoV-2 research.