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David Remsen
ECAT Program Director at GBIF
    Dave was formerly the uBio Project Manager. Currently, Dave is the ECAT Program Officer at the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). He is the Technical Chair of the National Association of Marine Laboratories LabNet Program and Web Manager for NAML and the Shark Research Institute. He is also an instructor in the MBL Medical Informatics course. His current interests are in taxonomic information systems and identification key software.

David Patterson PhD:
Bay Paul Center - Marine Biological Laboratory
    "Paddy" is a research scientist with about 130 publications to his name, mostly about the evolution and taxonomy of protists. He is a member of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature and of the editorial committee that considers nomenclatural issues relating to plants. He has been a member of the advisory committee of the Australian Biological Resources Study, and is involved in the eukaryote pages of the Tree of Life. He is responsible for acquiring names for uBio.

Alexa T. McCray, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical Schools
    Alexa T. McCray is the former Director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, a division of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. The Lister Hill Center conducts research and development for the broad purpose of improving health-care information dissemination and use. Dr. McCray's research interests lie at the intersection of computer and information science and medicine. She publishes in several research areas, including medical language processing, digital libraries, and consumer health informatics.
    Dr. McCray is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. She is a member of the board of the American Medical Informatics Association, and a past member of the board of the International Medical Informatics Association. She serves as co-editor-in-chief of Methods of Information in Medicine, and she is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

James Cimino, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medical Informatics, Columbia University
    The primary areas of his research are in medical concept representation and the exploitation of that representation to provide clinical decision support. Key topics include: knowledge-based vocabulary representation, intelligent vocabulary maintenance tools, collaborative vocabulary building and sharing, integration of clinical systems and information resources, and methods for providing intelligent access to medical knowledge to support clinical decision making.

Janet Gomon Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Integrated Taxonomic Informations System (ITIS)
    Over the last twenty years, Janet Gomon has served in a variety of positions within the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, primarily directing and participating in information programs and initiatives at Institution, national, and international levels.  Her academic training and research is in systematic ichthyology.  Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she worked as research fisheries biologist for EPA’s National Marine Water Quality Lab, Office of Research and Monitoring.

Thomas Moritz
Library Director, American Museum of Natural History

Steve Crocker
Steve Crocker Associates
    Steve Crocker is an Internet and computer security expert. Steve Crocker Associates, LLC is a consulting and R&D company specializing in current Internet and electronic commerce technologies. Executive DSL, LLC is an ISP specializing in the integration of Internet-based services for small and medium businesses. Steve was one of the founders and chief technology officer of CyberCash, Inc., the leading Internet payments company. In the late 1960's and early 1970's, Dr. Crocker was part of the team which developed the protocols for the Arpanet and laid the foundation for today's Internet.
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