David Jay, William Gunn, and Dan Whaley, Hypothe.sis discuss open-access publishing, and whether it has reached the tipping point.
William currently serves as the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery.
Most recently, he did assay development for Genalyte, a molecular diagnostics startup. His work involved developing protein, DNA, and small molecule assays on their novel high-throughput assay platform.
William received his PhD from the Tulane University, where he studied under Dr. Darwin Prockop at the Tulane Center for Gene Therapy. His dissertation is entitled “Investigating the Role of Human Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in the Repair of Bone”, in which he developed a model of multiple myeloma in mice and used it to test small molecule inhibitors of the interaction between multiple myeloma and bone precursor cells, promoting bone regeneration and repair of osteolytic lesions.
Specialties:His work at Tulane involved self-guided experimental research on the relationship between Human Adult Stem Cells and cancer. His areas of expertise are bone biology, multiple myeloma, adult stem cells, and development of disease models.
Mahboob Imtiyaz started Journal of Errology with an altruistic motive just as he was about to begin pursuit for his PhD, after he became aware early on about the problems researchers and the industry faces. He does not believe there is any other way to do science other than Open. He holds an engineering degree in Biotechnology (yes there is such a thing) and calls himself a parallel entrepreneur, but is more of a scientist at heart. He is also involved with Innovators4Hire, and open innovation driven talent screening and idea generation platform and Lab Critics, an weblog that covers developments in lab ware.
David builds information systems which create meaningful conversations, relationships and communities. He specializes in building online social systems, with expertise in user research, experience design, and web development. Journal Lab is a community of grad students, post-doc, PIs, and professors openly discussing published research.
Dan Whaley is the founder of Hypothes.is, a non-profit, open source platform for the collaborative annotation and peer-review of information. His prime motivation is to see the amazing things humanity is capable of at its best.
In 1994 Dan launched the online travel industry, as the coder and entrepreneur who founded Internet Travel Network (ITN, later renamed GetThere). The first airline reservation made over the web was booked via a server in his living room in 1995. GetThere pioneered a number of the key technical and business concepts in widespread use on the Internet today. It went public in 1999 (NASDAQ: GTHR) and was purchased in 2000 by Sabre, Inc. (NYSE: TSG). GetThere still handles over 60% of the B2B market for online travel services and is one of the largest transaction processing systems in the world.
He has a degree in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed private pilot, a ham radio operator and an avid inline skater.