Kenneth Yoshimoto, PhD


  • Computational Scientist -  SDSC


Kenneth Yoshimoto attended California Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He completed a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences in the department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at University of California, Irvine. The project was a study of viral gene expression. After a short term as a postdoctoral scholar in a lab studying cellular senescence at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he joined the staff of Maui High Performance Computing Center. A move to San Diego resulted in work at Science Applications Internation Corporation, then San Diego Supercomputer Center. Kenneth worked at the Center for Computational Biology at Montana State University in Bozeman, before returning to San Diego Supercomputer Center, where he is currently a computational scientist in the Applications group.


  • Biology
  • Workflow Architecture
  • Gateway Design

Current Projects

  • Neuroscience Gateway Portal:  NSGPortal facilitates access and use of NSF-funded HPC, HTC, and academic cloud computing resources by neuroscientists, and also supports access to commercial cloud computing resources for the neuroscience community.
  • COSMIC2 protein structure gateway:  This is a web platform for cryo-EM data analysis via cloud computing, based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
  • GenePattern bioinformatics gateway:  GenePattern provides powerful genomics tools in a user-friendly interface, the GenePattern Notebook, supports Analysis Pipelines and Reproducible Research, provides a Programming Environment and much more.
  • NEMAR EEG gateway:  The NEMAR EEG Gateway is an open access data, tools, and compute resource operating on NeuroElectroMagnetic data made available in