Prof. Kathryn Roeder is the recipient of the Twelfth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. She will accept the award, given by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health and Department of Biostatistics, on September 11, 2013 where she will give a talk […]
Ziv Bar-Joseph was chosen as one of only six 2013 James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholars in the area of “Studying Complex Systems”. The Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. Ziv’s primary research focus […]
Two Lane Fellows have accepted faculty positions.Cheemeng Tan accepted a tenure-track position (assistant professor) from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC-Davis. His future research direction will be built based on the artificial-cells research that he established in the Lane Center as a Lane Fellow and a Branco-Weiss Fellow. His laboratory at UC-Davis will focus […]
The Lane Center hosted “Automated Personal Genome Analysis for Clinical Advisors: Challenges and Solutions” May 3-5, bringing together researchers and clinicians to assess the state of the field and to stimulate development of open source solutions. Emphasis was placed upon the ability to predict disease risk and treatment responsiveness from personal genome information and developing […]
Lane Center faculty member Seyoung Kim was named a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow in the area of Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology and was one of four recipients this year from Carnegie Mellon (out of 126 total awarded across the United States and Canada).
Congratulations to Joshua Kangas, who successfully defended his thesis entitled “Active Learning for Drug Discovery” on January 24. Joshua has accepted a position as Chief Scientific Officer at Quantitative Medicine, LLC. He was advised by Dr. Robert F. Murphy.
The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) named Automated Image Analysis for High-Content Screening and Analysis, authored by the Lane Center’s Aabid Shariff, Joshua Kangas, Luis Pedro Coelho, Shannon Quinn, and Robert F. Murphy, a 2013 Author’s Choice Award winner. The Author’s Choice Award reflects popularity among authors (citations) throughout 2012.
Lane Center Director Robert F. Murphy will lead CMU’s participation in a new collaborative initiative, supported by a five-year, $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that will establish the Biomedical Technology Research Center (BTRC). “We have imagined this new center as a Pittsburgh center, joining the two universities, the University of […]
A team of undergraduate students from Carnegie Mellon University has been selected to advance to the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition’s World Championship Jamboree to be held Nov. 2-5 in Cambridge, Mass. The team was composed of Yang Choo (BME/ChemEng), Eric Pederson (Biol Sci.), Jesse Salazar (BME/ECE), and Peter Wei (BME/ECE). The team is led by Lane Fellow […]
CPCB student Ming-Chi Tsai was first author on a paper chosen for Best Student Paper at the ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine 2012. The paper was: Tsai MC, Blelloch G, Ravi R, and Schwartz R “Coalescent-based Method for Learning Parameters of Admixture Events from Large-Scale Genetic Variation Data.”