Landy Sun

Landy Sun

Landy Sun

Landy Sun holds a BS in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He leverages his extensive technical and analytical skillset alongside his experience with Python, R, Matlab, GIS, and SQL in his work at Gryphon. Landy specializes in conducting risk assessments and performing data analysis to support decision-making for policies governing biosecurity and biosafety topics, including emerging infectious diseases and intentional CBRN attacks. He has also led the development of virtual training tools for instructing laboratory adherence to biosafety/biosecurity guidelines, and for training volunteers and researchers in emergency response scenarios.

Landy is an avid outdoorsman, you can often find him rock climbing, snowboarding, or riding his electric unicycle. In his downtime, he enjoys playing on the piano, with covers of Muse and the Strokes being his favorite songs!

Dr. Jonathan Pinney

Dr. Jonathan Pinney

Dr. Jonathan Pinney

Dr. Pinney is an immunologist with expertise in the immune system processes that both support a healthy bodily state and promote proper responses to infection and disease. His doctoral studies utilized cell biology, imaging, and computational methods to better understand how our immune systems can be harnessed to treat cancer. At Gryphon, his work focuses on projects with healthcare implications that leverage data science techniques to better understand disease-associated risks and guide disease prevention strategies. Dr. Pinney has a B.A. in Biology from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Rochester.

Jonathan is an avid outdoor distance athlete who has run three marathons (including the Boston Marathon) and who once went on a 52-day cross-country bicycle trip that went from California to New Jersey.

Dr. Henry Wyneken

Dr. Henry Wyneken

Dr. Henry Wyneken

Dr. Henry Wyneken is a statistician with expertise in predictive analytics, experimental design, and communication of complex statistical concepts and results. He values using statistics to fairly, but severely, test the usefulness of ideas in the real world. Dr. Wyneken earned his PhD in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, where his research focused on the benefits of combining information from multiple plausible models. Prior to joining Gryphon, Dr. Wyneken worked at Syngenta Seeds Inc., where he performed varied statistical analyses to support research to develop new hybrid corn varieties and manage the supply chain of hybrid seed corn. At Gryphon, he provides analytical support to projects in a wide variety of domain areas, including evaluation of the risk of lab accidents and visualization of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness data.

Henry enjoys working on his German language skills, fixing up his house, and hiking. While the view from the top of the Adirondacks is great, it is seconded only to the view from his hand-built backyard patio.

Dr. Jim Nolan

Dr. Jim Nolan

Dr. Jim Nolan

Dr. Jim Nolan seeks to provide structure to an unstructured world through a novel mix of mathematics, computer science, and analytical rigor. Dr. Nolan began his career in the defense industry developing machine learning techniques to extract novel information from data, growing that into a business to solve real-world problems in intelligence, defense, and national security. In this work, he developed innovative approaches to data mining, data cleansing and normalization, natural language processing, computational probability, and computer vision. Dr. Nolan joined Gryphon in 2021, where he leads the data science team in solving complex problems at the intersection of life, health, and data science to enhance global health security. Dr. Nolan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from George Mason University.

When not solving the most difficult data science challenges, you are most likely to find Jim out challenging others (or being challenged) on the tennis courts.

Laurel MacMillan

Laurel MacMillan, MS

Laurel MacMillan, MS

Laurel MacMillan

Laurel MacMillan, MS

Laurel MacMillan, MS is a statistician with extensive experience in statistical inference and computing problems. Since joining Gryphon in 2016, Laurel has worked on a diverse range of health-related research, including differential diagnosis of infectious diseases, spatially explicit disease risk in the US, and biological changes resulting from acute radiation exposure. Laurel’s graduate research focused on the development of novel statistical methods to optimally sample sequential data in multiple hypothesis problems. Laurel holds a BA in mathematics from the University of Virginia and an MS in statistics from American University.

Laurel is a puzzler, long-distance runner, and super fan of The Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid student of Italian – going on a 1682+ day streak on Duolingo.