Peter Rose, Director, Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory, SDSC

Mars Huang, Bioinformatics Programmer, SDSC

Yue Yu, Bioinformatics Intern, SDSC

Short Bios:

Peter Rose is the Director of the Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory at SDSC. Since joining SDSC in 2007, his group built the RCSB Protein Data Bank to its current strength as a key resource in biology and drug discovery. He currently works on NIH funded Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) projects to enable large scale mining of 3D macromolecular structures. Prior to joining UCSD, he held research and management positions at Pfizer La Jolla, formerly Agouron Pharmaceuticals, where he was instrumental in the establishment of the structure-based drug design platform. His research interests include structural bioinformatics, structure-based drug design, 3D visualization, and application of big data technologies and machine learning in bioinformatics and biomedicine.

Mars Huang is a Bioinformatics Programmer at the Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory at SDSC. After graduating from UCSD with a degree in Computer Science and specialization in Bioinformatics, he has been developing the Python package MMTF-Pyspark, the Python version of MMTF-Spark. Prior to joining SDSC-SBL, Mars worked on several machine learning research projects with Dr. Hsu Chun-Nan from UCSD’s Department of Biomedical Informatics and Dr. Stephen Mayfield from the California Center for Algae Biotechnology. He also served as the president of the Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club at UCSD, where he led the student organization to provide professional connections and opportunities while giving back to the community.