John K VanDyk

Biology IT Strategic Lead
John VanDyk

I provide strategic and technical leadership for the Biology IT group, a collaboration between LAS and CALS.

I am fascinated by systems. A well-architected, smoothly running, optimized system is a thing of beauty. My passion is designing, building, maintaining and monitoring systems that solve real-world problems.

Because none of us can understand everything, I work collaboratively. By collaborating we learn from each other's areas of strength and become more effective. I enjoy taking a deep dive into unfamiliar technology and emerging with newfound expertise. I like to leave a trail of documentation along the way. 

My current area of exploration is high-performance Linux systems.

Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2003
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