CyVerse.org provides a platform for researchers studying plant diversity and has helped undergraduate biology students complete their honors theses examining factors affecting root growth. (Credit: Cowpea Diversity panel by James Burridge at URBC, South Africa, 2013)
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Zentner, Michael

Director
SGCI Management, Incubator
San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD

Michael is the director and Principal Investigator of the Science Gateways Community Institute and director of Sustainable Scientific Software at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Michael also leads SGCI's Incubator effort, and is Director of HUBzero┬« Platform for Science and Engineering, and co-PI on the nanoHUB.org project (a science gateway serving over 1.4 million visitors annually). Michael has previously been a technology company founder or senior team member for 18 years, has worked extensively to apply research in industry, and currently oversees the development and deployment of the HUBzero┬« science gateway platform, a self-sustaining business unit comprised of 25 full-time professionals.