Jason Inman, MS

Sr. Bioinformatics Engineer



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Jason Inman is a Senior Bioinformatics Engineer in the Informatics Department at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI).  He has been at JCVI since 2005. He has worked in Data Support, Eukaryotic Annotation, and Prokaryotic Annotation. Before joining the Institute, Mr. Inman was at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Laboratory of Genetics as a contractor with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC-Frederick).

Mr. Inman earned his M.S in Bioinformatics (’11) and M.S. in Biotechnology (’02) from Johns Hopkins University, and his B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) from James Madison University.

Research Priorities

Development of large and small scale pipelines, tools, and utilities

  • Emphasis on pangenome and metagenomic analysis

Management of generalized and specialized data collections

  • Emphasis on on-demand acquisition of data in public repositories

Automated annotation of viral, prokaryotic, eukaryotic genomes

  • Primarily the development of techniques/tools to facilitate such annotation. 



Select Publications

Comparative genome analysis of 19 Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum strains.
BMC microbiology. 2012-05-30; 12.88.
PMID: 22646228
TheViral MetaGenome Annotation Pipeline(VMGAP):an automated tool for the functional annotation of viral Metagenomic shotgun sequencing data.
Standards in genomic sciences. 2011-07-01; 4.3: 418-29.
PMID: 21886867
Genetic and phenotypic diversity in Burkholderia: contributions by prophage and phage-like elements.
BMC microbiology. 2010-07-28; 10.202.
PMID: 20667135
Sensitive and specific method for detecting G protein-coupled receptor mRNAs.
Nature methods. 2007-01-01; 4.1: 35-7.
PMID: 17115035
Amine-modified random primers to label probes for DNA microarrays.
Nature biotechnology. 2002-07-01; 20.7: 738-42.
PMID: 12089562