Dr. Minie is a biological and information scientist with over 20 years of experience in academic, industrial and governmental settings. Dr. Minie is an acknowledged expert in information science, science communication, social networking tools, and distance learning technologies. He is proficient in Linux/Unix, XML, SQL, HTML, and Microsoft Access and has experience with R, C++, and PERL programming. His research interests and activities include bioinformatics, mobile platforms and Apps for medical and scientific information, and medical device development. While working in the University of Washington Health Sciences Library and serving as an affiliate member of the Biomedical and Health Informatics Division (BHI) of the University of Washington School of Medicine Dr. Minie provided training and consulting services in bioinformatics to biomedical researchers, bioengineers, programmers, and the health sciences community and acted as advisor, instructor and curriculum developer. As a consultant for the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Dr. Minie developed and taught bioinformatics database skills to medical librarians and researchers. He is an expert in the use of all NCBI bioinformatics resources and tools, including dbSNP, PubMed, Entrez, GEO, and the CN3D molecular structure browser as well as various genome browser tools and resources. Dr. Minie earned a PhD degree in Immunology from the University of California, Berkeley and performed postdoctoral work at NIH-NIDDK. Currently he serves on the Editorial Board of Computers in Biology and Medicine and teaches advanced courses in Cell and Molecular Biology and Pharmaceutical Bioengineering as an Instructor in the University of Washington’s Bioengineering Department.