Contributor Spotlights

The AMP PD Knowledge Platform was built through a collaboration between a large number of exceptional scientists with diverse expertise.  The AMP PD team wishes to recognize and introduce you to some of its members who have been played key roles in building this unique resource.   

VICTORIA DARDOV

Ph.D. Principal Data Scientist
Technome

Victoria Dardov is a neuroscientist with an impressive background in proteomics as well as a data scientist currently at Technome.  The AMP PD team was exceptionally lucky to enlist Victoria’s assistance with the analysis and curation of our proteomics data because she had previously worked with Dr. Jennifer Van Eyk, who is performing our unbiased proteomics analyses for us.  Not only has Victoria been an amazing resource for AMP PD’s proteomics efforts, but she has generously taken the initiative in authoring our proteomics analysis notebooks and leading webinars to demonstrate their use.  Victoria IS proteomics on the AMP PD team and this data would not be as accessible to our users without her.  It is our great pleasure to introduce you to her here.    

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HIROTAKA IWAWKI

M.D. Researcher
Intramural Research Program Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias (CARD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Laboratory of Neurogenetics, NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA)/Data Tecnica International

Hirotaka Iwaki is a neurologist and researcher with NIH CARD, NIA Laboratory of Neurogenetics, and Data Tecnica International. Hirotaka combines a deep understanding of the genetics of neurodegenerative disorders with an amazing hands-on facility with data analysis of which many of us are in awe. A major reason AMP PD can claim to have high quality genomics data is because of Hirotaka's expert advice and the meticulous analyses he performed to ensure that only the highest quality sequencing data was included in the database. It was no surprise to anyone when Hirotaka was elected to co-chair AMP PD's Data Analysis Working group. We consider it a privilege to count him as a member of the AMP PD team and to introduce him here. 

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MARY MAKARIOUS

B.S. Pre-doctoral IRTA
Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Mary Makarious is a graduate student interested in bioinformatic and data science approaches to making sense of the multi-omic characteristics of neurodegenerations such as Parkinson’s Disease.   Mary was introduced to the AMP PD team about 3 years ago through her work in Dr. Andy Singleton’s NIA Neurogenetics lab, and has since done an amazing job of writing helpful notebooks, trouble-shooting analyses, and generally helping users feel comfortable with the AMP PD platform.  If AMP PD has a user-friendly face, it looks just like Mary, and we are thrilled to introduce you to her here. 

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