Wendy Yang, a senior in the Computational Biology Undergraduate program, has been elected to the prestigious academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 and is the nation’s oldest and most distinguished undergraduate academic honor society. With chapters at only 286 colleges and universities across the US, Phi Beta […]
The Computational Biology Department in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a programmer to join a team working on a NIH-funded effort to create a 3D molecular and anatomical map of the human body. Working under the lead Systems Scientist, and in collaboration with faculty involved in this effort, the […]
The Joint CMU-University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. program in Computational Biology (CPCB) sees its biggest incoming class yet. A total of 21 students have joined the program, beginning with their orientation last week. The group participated in many team building activities, research talks, and posters sessions with current CPCB students during their retreat at Hidden Valley […]
The Computational Biology Department in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a Systems Scientist to play a leading role in an NIH-funded effort to create a 3D molecular and anatomical map of the human body. Working as the lead software and computational tool developer for the CMU-based team, the […]
Two first year students in our Computational Biology Ph.D. program and one recent graduate of the M.S. in Computational Biology program have had papers accepted for ISMB 2018, a top conference in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Xiangrui Zeng’s paper, titled “An integration of fast alignment and maximum-likelihood methods for electron subtomogram averaging and classification, proposes […]
Multiple members of Carl Kingsford’s group have had their papers accepted to ISMB 2018.
Members of the Computational Biology Department have developed a directory that can be used to search for companies and organizations that provide internships and full-time opportunities to students in computational biology.
Associate Professor Carl Kingsford & Lane Fellow Heewook Lee have published a paper in Genome Biology. The paper discusses the importance of accurate typing of human leukocyte antigen (HLA). HLA genes play important roles in immune responses and disease genesis. Previously available computational methods are database-matching approaches and their outputs are inherently limited by the […]
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 […]
Dan DeBlasio, along with his PhD advisor John Kececioglu,
recently published a book titled “Parameter Advising for Multiple Sequence
Alignment”, which details a method to select input-specific parameter
choices for the fundamental problem of multiple sequence alignment.