San Diego, CA
Gregory Stupp is a biochemist turned bioinformatician. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Florida, Gainesville. There, he studied the ways in which nematodes can detoxify their environment and fight off toxins produced by pathogenic bacteria they often encounter in the wild. Another part of his research involved creating tools to analyze the large amounts of data generated by measuring the compounds these nematodes produce when they are challenged. He joined the Su Lab as a Research Associate in September of 2014. His work focuses on understanding the role of the human microbiome in inflammatory bowel diseases. Additionally, he contributes toward biomedical ontologies, crowdsourcing, and improving science through better data standardization and integration, using Wikidata as a knowledgebase. In his spare time, he contemplates the intricacies of computer-based learning while silently meditating to the gustatory glories of exquisitely assembled entrees comprised of Coryphaena hippurus flesh, a mixture of flour and water, and spices/oils of unknown origins.