Ron Caspi

Senior scientific database curator, Artificial Intelligence Center

Ron Caspi, Ph.D., is a biologist working as a database curator in the field of bioinformatics. He has a broad knowledge of biochemistry, metabolism, and molecular biology, which he has been applying since 2004 towards curation of thousands of metabolic pathways, reactions, and enzymes in MetaCyc, the largest and richest metabolic knowledge base available. He has also curated numerous organism-specific Pathway/Genome Databases for important microbes that are part of the BioCyc database collection.

 Dr. Caspi is a member of the Enzyme Commission (EC), an international group formed in 1958 to ensure proper naming of enzymes and is the secretary of the IUPAC-IUBMB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN).

Dr. Caspi received his B.Sc. cum laude in geology and biology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his PhD in marine microbiology and molecular biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California in San Diego.

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