Hello. My name is Vivek Krishnakumar. I live in Rockville, MD. I am a Bioinformatics Engineer at the J. Craig Venter Institute with experience in genome assembly curation, genome structural and functional annotation as well as developing and maintaining genome data portals for the plant genomics research community.
Currently, I am working on Araport, an NSF-funded open-access community resource for Arabidopsis research, where I am part of the data integration and annotation team. I work as an analyst on the Arabidopsis thaliana genome annotation pipeline, aimed towards generating and maintaining a gold-standard reference annotation set. I also work on the data integration aspects of Araport, involving data warehousing and federation via Web Services.