Amy E. Hodge

Science Data Librarian

I consult with all members of the Stanford scientific research community on improving research data management, including understanding and creating data management plans, organizing and backing up your research data, assigning metadata to enable future discovery, and preserving your data for long-term access. In particular, I assist with the preservation of research data in the Stanford Digital Repository and providing DOI services to the campus. I am the DMPTool Product Owner and am actively involved with the Carpentries non-profit organization as a member of the Executive Council, a certified instructor trainer, a certified instructor, and the point person for Stanford Libraries' membership with the organization. Visit the Data Management Services web site to find out more.

Prior to joining Stanford Libraries, Amy worked on scientific databases in the biotech and biofuels industries, developing methods for collecting and synthesizing sophisticated information into easy-to-understand formats. Amy has a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, where she studied cell cycle regulation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae


  • Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
  • M.Phil., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Centre College of Kentucky

Professional activities 

Member, PLOS Data Guidelines Board

Elected Member of the Carpentries Executive Council

Certified Carpentries Instructor Trainer and Carpentries Instructor

Invited member of DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth) Community Engagement and Outreach Working Group, 2014.

Invited participant in NSF-sponsored iNeuro (information-neuroscience) workshop, November 2014.

"Salmon Data on the Hook: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future." Presentation with Julie Sweetkind-Singer at USGS Western Region Colloquium, Menlo Park, CA, 2014.

"The Deposit-a-Thon: A practical approach to staff training." Presentation at RDAP14 Summit, San Diego, CA, 2014.

"PharmGKB: Generating Knowledge to Catalyze Pharmacogenomic Research." Speaker, Generation Scotland Symposium on Pharmacogenetics, 2006. 

"Management of Pharmacogenomic Information." Guest Lecturer, University of San Francisco, 2006. 

Selected Publications 

Hodge, Amy E, Altman, Russ, and Klein, Teri (2007) "The PharmGKB: Integration, Aggregation, and Annotation of Pharmacogenomic Data and Knowledge." Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 81(1):21-24.

Hodge, Amy E., Mendenhall, Michael D. (1999) “The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitory domain of the yeast Sic1 protein is contained within the C-terminal 70 amino acids.” Molecular and General Genetics, 262(1):55-64.

Mendenhall, Michael D, Hodge, Amy E (1998) “Regulation of Cdc28 cyclin-dependent protein kinase activity during the cell cycle of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 62:1191-1243.