Eric Meeks is the technical lead for the Research Technology group and CTO for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UCSF. Eric has worked extensively with Research Networking Systems (RNS) and has contributed as a developer to the two leading open source RNS products, namely VIVO and Profiles RNS. In industry, Mr. Meeks worked in Silicon Valley with numerous entrepreneurial efforts supporting first generation products and services, and he is co-inventor for two patents resulting from his work with early web transaction systems. He earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from Duke University and studied computational fluid dynamics at Princeton prior to embarking on a career in software development. Eric is also an avid mountain biker.