Bill (qb) Quattlebaum
Tel (919) 541-2146
Fax (919) 541-4311
email@example.com P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop A3-03
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
Computers provide powerful tools for data storage, retrieval and analysis for the scientific staff of The NIEHS. Bill (qb) Quattlebaum’s goal is to provide cutting edge scientific software matched to the research needs of the individual scientist in The Division of Intramural Research (DIR).
Many of these software tools are provided by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), including BLAST, Entrez and other DNA and Protein comparison and modeling algorithms. Access to public databases such as GenBank and the Human Genome give researchers direct access to published sequence data for comparing against newly derived data from their labs.
Quattlebaum provides consulting services for users of such high-level scientific software often beginning before the experimental work is carried out. It is extremely important for data to be collected into a database that allows easy retrieval and access to information when the analysis steps begin. Proper planning for the safe and secure storage of data is mandated by NIH guidelines and safeguarding against unauthorized access while maintaining data integrity is critical for peer reviewed publications.
To maintain a working knowledge of developing scientific techniques, he attends seminars on topics as diverse as micro-array technology, data-mining and parallel processing computers. With this knowledge he plays a vital role in the bioinformatics and biological research support of DIR scientists.