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Introductions: Jim McGurk

From: McGurk, James F <james_mcgurk@merck.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 15:06:25 -0500
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To: "'public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org'" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

I'm Jim McGurk and I work in the Clinical Genomics Data Systems group at
Merck Research Laboratories.  I am involved in the efforts to design and
build data systems used by clinical, preclinical and basic researchers here
at Merck.  My current efforts are directed at ensuring that biomarker data -
genetics, genomics, images, proteomics, etc. - are accessible to the
researchers at Merck and our outside collaborators.  I'm interested in the
technologies that ensure better, faster and less ambiguous communication of
scientific and medical information.

I am very excited by the potential of the Semantic Web and related
technologies to facilitate communication for everyone working in the life
sciences and medical fields.  I can not imagine being involved in a more
exciting endeavor - this can be an engine that drives astounding advances in
science, medicine and drug discovery.

For background: I have a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Rockefeller University
and shifted into IT about 10 years ago after post docs in academic and
industrial settings.  

James McGurk, Ph.D.
Clinical Genomics Data Systems
Merck Research Laboratories
P.O. Box 2000
Rahway, NJ 07065

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