Hamim Zafar and Chieh (Jessica) Lin have been recognized for their outstanding poster presentation, Single-cell Lineage Tracing by Integrating CRISPR-Cas9 Mutations With Transcriptomic Data, at the ISBM/ECCB 2019 Conference which concluded this July in Basel, Switzerland. Hamim, a Lane Fellow postdoctoral researcher in the Computation Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University, presented the poster and […]
Siddharth Annaldasula, a computational biology major and undergrad researcher in Andreas Pfenning’s Lab, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship . The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 and is currently the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students to undertake international study, advanced research, and teaching. The program operates in more than 140 countries and awards […]
Laura Tung, a second-year Computational Biology Ph.D. student in Prof. Carl Kingsford’s group, has been chosen to receive an National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Laura’s research direction is computational genomics with her recent research focusing on improved algorithms for transcript assembly of single-molecule long sequencing reads. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, established […]
Hosein Mohimani, assistant professor in the Computational Biology Department, and Bernhard Haeupler, assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department, are among 126 recipients of 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships, which honor early career scholars whose achievements put them among the very best scientific minds working today. The new Sloan fellows also include Florian Frick, assistant professor of mathematical […]
Grant Will Fund Research on Genetic Factors Associated With Substance Abuse The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded Andreas Pfenning, assistant professor in the Computational Biology Department, an Avenir Award for genetics or epigenetics research, which the agency presents to early stage investigators who propose highly innovative studies. The award includes a five-year, $1.5 million […]
Andreas Pfenning, an assistant professor of Computational Biology, develops computational and experimental genomic techniques to study how genetic differences influence complex traits, with a focus on the brain. He applies these techniques across species to study how the genome evolved for speech and language production. His group also studies the genetic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and […]
At a ceremony this week, Professor Ziv Bar-Joseph was appointed FORE Systems Professor of Computational Biology and Machine Learning. Professor Bar-Joseph is a world leader in computational methods for understanding dynamic biological systems, a critical area of research given that our cells and bodies are continuously changing. He joined Carnegie Mellon in 2003 and […]
Sauerwald, a 3rd year Ph.D student, is a member of Dr. Carl Kingsford’s lab.
Schwartz elected to ISCB Board of Directors, passes torch to new Director of Computational Biology Ph.D Program
Dr. Russell S. Schwartz, Professor of Biological Sciences and Computational Biology, has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Society for Computational Biology, the leading professional society for computational biology and bioinformatics. His election reflects his very significant contributions to research and education in the field. He is well known for […]
The fellowship, a partnership between Intel and ACM SIGHPC, aims to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in computational and data science graduate programs worldwide.