Is a Bioinformatics Program Officer leading the efforts in NIAID’s Office of Data Science & Emerging Technologies. His focus is to coordinate and develop innovative programs supporting open and collaborative team science to accelerate research in the allergy and infectious diseases informatics/data science community. Ishwar is one of the authors of the landmark Science publication on the sequence of the human genome and holds patents in gene discovery. His career has spanned from basic scientific research in genome sequence analysis to genomic product development and related services. His work in commercial and academic settings has been driven both by market needs and emerging technologies. Ishwar holds advanced degrees in science and business, and mentors students in alternate science careers. Reach him via LinkedIn or follow him @ishwartweets.