The Informatics Group manages, builds systems to support, and performs analyses on, the foundation’s complex and interrelated data assets. These assets include phenotypic and genomics data on human research subjects, and administrative data on scientific funding and scientific resources.
The group is organized into four teams, consisting of individuals with backgrounds in technology, systems architecture, systems administration, software development, data analysis, bioinformatics and computational biology. These teams work with other groups at the foundation–including Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), Grants Administration, and the Center for Computational Biology and Scientific Computing Core of the Flatiron Institute–as well as with external investigators.
Alex Lash joined the Simons Foundation in March 2012 to lead the further development and dissemination of the foundation’s extensive scientific data assets — particularly those related to autism spectrum disorders — as well as to oversee the automation of its scientific administration infrastructure.
Jennylyn Brown joined the Simons Foundation in September 2016 as the administrative assistant for informatics and business technology. She brings to the foundation 20 years of administrative assistant experience. Most recently, she was billing coordinator for the cardiac surgery office at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood,…