I received my BA from Wellesley College in biological psychology and my Ph. D. in neuroscience in 1990 from the University of California, San Diego, where I just retired as a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience. My background is in neuroanatomy, particularly light and electron microscopy, but I spend most of my time now in the field of neuroinformatics. I am the principal investigator of the Neuroinformatics Framework project, a national project to establish a uniform resource description framework for neuroscience. My recent work has focused on building ontologies for neuroscience for data integration. I just completed my tenure as the US scientific representative to the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), where I still head to program on ontologies. I am finishing up my tenure as president of FORCE11, an organization dedicated to advancing scholarly communication and e-scholarship, on December 31, 2015. I remain a professor emeritus at UCSD and have recently joined Hypothes.is, a non-profit dedicated to developing an annotation layer over the web, as Director of Biosciences.