Asst. Teaching Prof. Karen Thickman has been selected as one of the 2012-2013 Wimmer Faculty Fellows at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence. This program is designed for junior faculty members interested in enhancing their teaching through concentrated work with an Eberly consultant. The Wimmer program, now in its seventh year, is supported by a […]
Congratulations to Aabid Shariff, who successfully defended his thesis, entitled “Learning Generative Models of Microtubule Distributions” on March 19. Aabid has accepted a position as a Senior Scientist, Image Analysis and Computational Biology, at GrassRoots Biotechnology. Aabid was advised by Drs. Robert F. Murphy and Gustavo Rohde.
Ph.D. student Guy Zinman and his advisor Ziv Bar-Joseph are among the authors of a paper in Nature that for the first time links overexpression of a gene called sirtuin 6 to increased life span in mammals, specifically mice. Researchers who study aging have been intrigued by the large family of sirtuin genes and their proteins ever since they […]
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) has awarded its Overton Prize for outstanding accomplishment to Ziv Bar-Joseph, Associate Professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Lane Center for Computational Biology and Machine Learning Department. The Overton Prize is awarded annually to an early- to mid-career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology. In […]
Lane Center Faculty Team With Ion Torrent to Develop Open Source Software to Interpret Personal Genomic Information
Ion Torrent announced a new generation of sequencing instrument that will enable sequencing of a personal genome for $1,000. This will dramatically increase the number of individual genomes available for finding associations between sequence and disease, and Ion Torrent also announced that they are sponsoring a collaborative effort with the Lane Center to develop open-source […]
Congratulations to Sabah Kadri, who successfully defended her thesis, entitled “miRNA Regulation in Development“. Sabah has accepted a position as Associate Computational Biologist at the Broad Institute. Sabah was advised by Drs. Veronica Hinman and Takis Benos.
Lane Center Director Robert F. Murphy was appointed to a three year term on the NIH Council of Councils, established to advise the NIH Director on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), including making recommendations on research that represents important areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health […]
Lane Center student Luis Pedro Coelho was named to the 2012 class of Siebel Scholars. Luis Pedro and his advisor, Dr. Robert F. Murphy, joined other Siebel Scholars in October at the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to explore the science, applications, benefits, and risks of synthetic biology with world-renowned scientific, industry, ethics, […]
Two Lane Fellows have received tenure-track faculty positions. Dr. Arvind Rao has begun as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He plans for the focus of his group’s research to be on the mechanisms underlying oncogenesis using bioinformatics and bio-imaging approaches. Dr. Le Song has begun […]
Prof. Seyoung Kim has been selected to receive a 2011 Okawa Foundation Research Grant. These are highly selective small grants primarily intended to recognize outstanding investigators in the early stages of their careers. Dr. Kim joins an illustrious list of past winners from the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science such as James Kuffner (2005), Nancy […]