J. Michael Cherry

Lab develops and maintains the Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD). The SGD provides information and tools on budding yeast genome, its products and their interactions. Several computational tools have been developed to provide to allow the research community to explore the collected data sets. Tools for querying >50,000 full-text papers are also provided. SGD has become an essential research tool used daily by thousands of researchers around the globe. Dr. Cherry’s second area of research is in the creation of ontologies to aid communication between biologists as well as biological database projects. His group is a founding member of the Gene Ontology (GO) Collaboration.