publication date: Jun. 7, 2019

In Brief

Tony Kerlavage named director of NCI CBIIT

Tony Kerlavage was named director of NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. He has served as acting director for CBIIT for almost two years, having previously served for five years as chief of Cancer Informatics Branch.

Kerlavage was a founding member and director of the Department of Bioinformatics at The Institute for Genomic Research and, subsequently, Celera Genomics, where he served as senior director of the Online Information Business.  

He served as senior director of Global Service Development at Applied Biosystems and Life Technologies, where he supported global customers with intelligent monitoring systems for scientific instrumentation, LIMS systems, and computational infrastructure for next-generation sequencing technologies. Under his purview, he launched the Cancer Research Data Commons and the NCI Cloud Resources, formerly Cancer Genomic Cloud Pilots.

He has managed a range of information technology services and data science programs, all with a strong emphasis on open software and open data.


Jeff Shilling named NCI’s chief information officer

Jeff Shilling was named NCI’s chief information officer. In this role, Shilling will continue to ensure and manage availability, confidentiality, and integrity of all NCI IT systems and their data by maximizing the value and assessing and managing the risks of information technology at NCI.

Over the past four years, Shilling has led CBIIT’s Infrastructure and Information Technology Operations Branch. In this role, he manages the centrally provided IT for the NCI enterprise, which includes server and endpoint hardware, network, desktop support, and policies required to support NCI’s scientific and administrative activities.

Prior to joining CBIIT, Shilling … Continue reading Tony Kerlavage named director of NCI CBIIT

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