About Us

The 4D Nucleome Network aims to understand the principles behind the three-dimensional organization of the nucleus in space and time (the 4th dimension) and the role nuclear organization plays in gene expression and cellular function. The Network will utilize existing omics and imaging technologies as well as develop new ones to generate data and create resources to enable the study of the 4D Nucleome. More information about the 4D Nucleome program can be obtained at the 4DN portal and the NIH program website, which also lists the funded research centers.

The 4DN data portal is developed and managed by the 4D Nucleome Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC). Please address all questions and comments to support@4dnucleome.org.


Peter J. Park Peter J. Park (Harvard Medical School)
Principal Investigator

Nils Gehlenborg Nils Gehlenborg (Harvard Medical School)

Burak Alver Burak Alver (Harvard Medical School)
Scientific Project Manager

Andrew Schroeder Andrew Schroeder (Harvard Medical School)
Senior Data Curator

Koray Kirli Koray Kirli (Harvard Medical School)
Data Curator

Sarah Reiff Sarah Reiff (Harvard Medical School)
Data Curator

Andrea Cosolo Andrea Cosolo (Harvard Medical School)
Data Curator

Luisa Mercado Luisa Mercado (Harvard Medical School)
Assistant Data Curator

Soohyun Lee Soohyun Lee (Harvard Medical School)
Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Michele Berselli Michele Berselli (Harvard Medical School)
Bioinformatics Scientist

Clara Bakker Clara Bakker (Harvard Medical School)
Jr. Scientific Programmer

Kent Pitman Kent Pitman (Harvard Medical School)
Lead Senior Software Developer

Alexander Balashov Alexander Balashov (Harvard Medical School)
Senior Front-End Developer

Will Ronchetti Will Ronchetti (Harvard Medical School)
Software Developer (Backend)

Bianca Morris Bianca Morris (Harvard Medical School)
Software Developer (Frontend)

Alexander Veit Alexander Veit (Harvard Medical School)
Visualization Developer

Shannon Ehmsen Shannon Ehmsen (Harvard Medical School)
UX & Graphic Designer


Jeremy Johnson Jeremy Johnson (Harvard Medical School)
Lead Senior Software Developer

Carl Vitzthum Carl Vitzthum (Harvard Medical School)
Senior Back-End Developer

Chad Serrant Chad Serrant (Harvard Medical School)
Senior Software Developer


The software and metadata infrastructure for the 4DN Data Portal are based on work by the ENCODE DCC team at Stanford University led by J. Michael Cherry, Ben Hitz, and Cricket Sloan. We gratefully acknowledge the work they have shared open source as well as the guidance they have provided for our implementation. The 4D Nucleome Data Coordination and Integration Center is supported by the U01 Grant CA200059 from the NIH Common Fund.