Jeffrey Grethe, PhD, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Grethe is currently a co-investigator for the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) and Principal Investigator for the NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) in the Center for Research in Biological Systems (CRBS) at the University of California, San Diego. NIF is an open source information framework enabling neuroscientists around the world to access a rich virtual environment identifying and providing access to neuroscience-relevant data and resources, to advance scientific inquiry leading to new discoveries and treatments of human neurological disorders. Following a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, he received a doctorate in neurosciences with a focus on neuroinformatics and computational modeling from the University of Southern California. After a post-doc in non-invasive human imaging (PET, MRI, fMRI) at Emory University, he joined the fMRI Data Center (fMRIDC) at Dartmouth College. At the fMRIDC, he was one of the core members responsible for bringing the Data Center online, the first publicly accessible repository of peer-reviewed fMRI studies. Throughout his career, he has been involved in enabling collaborative research, data sharing and discovery through the application of advanced informatics approaches.