About the Author
Curtis Jamison received his B.A. (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1985, and his Ph.D. (Biological Sciences) from the University of Denver in 1991. He held an NSF CISE postdoctoral fellowship while at National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he received a patent for his work on distributed application gateways and database federation. Dr. Jamison continued his work on database federation with plant genome databases for the USDA Agricultural Genome Information Service, and then later evolved to work on higher organisms at the National Institutes of Health where he created computational tools for genome mapping for the Human Genome Project. He is currently an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at George Mason University, and is director of the Bioinformatics Ph.D. program.