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People in the News: Jun 11, 2010 (rev. 1)

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Shankar Subramaniam has been named a distinguished scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

In that role, he will assist the University of California, San Diego's Organized Research Unit "in identifying new opportunities and solutions in the area of bioinformatics," UCSD said.

Subramaniam is currently chair of UC San Diego's Bioengineering Department. He holds the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Endowed Chair in Bioengineering and Systems Biology and was the founding director of the bioinformatics graduate program at the university.

Prior to joining UCSD, Subramaniam was a professor of biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and integrative physiology, chemical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was also the director of the bioinformatics and computational biology program at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and co-director of the WM Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics at UIUC.