Ron Kenyon is a senior scientist in the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing division. After obtaining a BS in mechanical engineering, Kenyon worked in the manufacturing industry for approximately four years as a design engineer and quality assurance manager. Kenyon then obtained an MBA with a concentration in Decision Support Systems and Information Technology. Prior to joining the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia, Kenyon worked as a research faculty member at Virginia Tech, pursuing and managing large extramurally funded projects to develop information systems for inventory management and bioinformatics research.
Bioinformatics and agile project management
Virginia Tech, Business Administration, M.B.A., 1998
Mississippi State University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 1990
Infectious pathogens in bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites naturally evolve over time. As they do, they can develop antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to available medicines. When this happens, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines lose efficacy and these infections become more difficult to treat, increasing the likelihood of disease spread, severity, and death.
The Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC), a beta website that launched in February, “is one-stop shopping for your bacterial or viral genomic research,” said Ron Kenyon, a senior scientist in the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing division of UVA’s Biocomplexity Institute.