Network Representations of Biological Information
John "Scooter" Morris is the Executive Director of the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco. Before finding his home in academia, he was a Distinguished Systems Architect at Genentech, Inc., where for 19 years, he participated in the joys and trials of life in industry. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Information Science from UCSF in 1990, and has bachelorsâ€™ degrees in Physics, Biology, and Computer Science from UC Irvine. Scooter is a member of the Cytoscape core development team, and author of several Cytoscape plugins and core features. In his "spare time" he is the Vice President for Conferences of the ACM Special Interest Group for Computers and Human Interaction (SIGCHI) and he is known to voluntarily jump off perfectly good boats near Alcatraz Island for a brisk swim to shore.