Our Experts

MSI's Experts in Cutting-Edge Research and Innovation

MSI is a vital hub for cutting-edge research and innovation at the University of Minnesota and beyond. Under the leadership of Dr James (Jim) Wilgenbusch, our Director of Research Computing, and Dr Benjamin Lynch, Director of MSI, we are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art computing infrastructure, innovative solutions, and fostering collaborative partnerships to drive transformative discoveries. Explore our experts' profiles and join us in advancing the frontiers of research through the power of advanced computing.


Leadership and Administration
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James C. Wilgenbusch, PhD

Director of Research Computing
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Benjamin Lynch, PhD

Director of MSI
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Brian Carlton

Finance Analyst
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Naomi Hospodarsky

Information Security and Compliance Analyst
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Sarah Landwehr

Research Computing Administrative Lead
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Maren Macgregor-Hannah

Senior Research Project Manager
Informatics and Computing
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Dr. Thomas Pengo

Co-Director of Research Informatics
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Monalisa Bilas, MIS

Data Manager and Research Consultant
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Amanda Bullert, PhD

MIDB Data Manager and Research Consultant
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Denisha Demeritte, MPH

MIDB Data Steward
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Nick Dunn, PhD

Scientific Computing Consultant
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Timothy Hendrickson

Neuroimaging Informatics Manager
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Rachael Huxford, PhD

Data Steward and Research Consultant
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Katya Kovalenko, PhD

NRRI Research Associate
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Ham C Lam, PhD

Scientific Computing Consultant
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Erik Lee

Neuroimaging Analyst
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Angel Mancebo Jr

Scientific Computing Consultant
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Myat Mo

Imaging Consultant
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David Porter, PhD

Scientific Computing Consultant
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Borgne Raasch

MIDB Data Steward
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Jeff J. Shi, PhD

Informatics Manager Project Lead, MIDB Informatics
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Guichuan Yu, PhD

Material Science Imaging Analyst and Consultant
User Gateway Group
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James W. Ferguson

Director of Outreach and Training
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Sadia Ahmed

Student Helpdesk Support
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Ethan Balikalaba

Student Helpdesk Support
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Victor Hofstetter

Student Helpdesk Support
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Isabella Linder

Student Receptionist
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Daya Perry

Student Helpdesk Support
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Jaime Vega

Helpdesk Support Analyst
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Becky von Dissen

Research Computing Administrative Associate
Bioinformatics
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Christine Henzler, PhD

Co-Director of Research Informatics
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Juan Abrahante Lloréns, PhD

NGS Genomics Analyst and Consultant, Manager
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Natalia Calixto Mancipe, PhD

Informatics Analyst
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Jeremy M. Chacón, PhD

Bioinformatics Analyst
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Trevor Gould

Metagenomics Analyst and Consultant
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Allison Haaning

LM&P Bioinformatics Analyst
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Adam Herman, PhD

Surgery Bioinformatics Analyst
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Todd P. Knutson, PhD

LM&P Bioinformatics Analyst
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Thomas Kono, PhD

Informatics Analyst
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Rebecca LaRue, PhD

LM&P Bioinformatics Analyst
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Marissa Macchietto, PhD

Informatics Analyst
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Braedan McCluskey, PhD

LM&P Bioinformatics Analyst
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Sarah Munro, PhD

Manager, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Group
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Christine O'Connor, PhD

LM&P Bioinformatics Analyst
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Wendy Phillips, PhD

Microbiology & Immunology Bioinformatics Analyst
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Yinjie Qiu, PhD

APG Bioinformatics Analyst
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Kevin Silverstein, PhD

Scientific Lead Informatics Analyst
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Jeffery Thompson, PhD

HPC Geospatial Analyst
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Ying Zhang, PhD

Informatics Analyst
Application Development
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Michael Milligan, PhD

Assistant Director for Application Development Services
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Jesse Erdmann

GEMS Systems Architect
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Tom Prather

Senior Software Developer
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Daniel Thayer

System Programmer
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Reid Wagner

Application Developer
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Trevor Wennblom, MPH, MHI

Senior Software Developer
Operations
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Graham Allan

Director of Development and Operations
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Raychel Benson-Cahoy

Manager, Persistent Systems Infrastructure
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Dean Badgley III

Linux Systems Operations Engineer
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Nick Bertrand

System Administrator
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Luke Bewsell

System Administrator
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Kimberleigh Breen

Operations Data Manager
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Nathan Carlson

Linux Systems Operations Engineer
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Fred Dulles, PhD

Linux Systems Operations Engineer
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Yectli Huerta

HPC System Administrator
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Matt Mix

System Administrator
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Edward Munsell

System Administrator
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Kevin Prigge

Unix System Administrator
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Anders Skaar

Linux Systems DevOps Engineer
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Devin Willis

Linux Systems DevOps Engineer

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