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.”
The Lane Center welcomed many new faces in August! Dr. Carl Kingsford (pictured at left) joined us as Associate Professor. He brings a working lab, including Postdoctoral Fellow Robert Patro and Ph.D. students Geet Duggal, Darya Filippova, Emre Sefer, and Hao Wang. Dr. Guy Zinman, who recently received his Ph.D. from the CMU-Pitt computational biology program, […]
Congratulations to Suvrajit Maji, who successfully defended his thesis, entitled “Generative Models for Super-Resolution Single Molecule Microscopy Images of Biological Structures” on August 23. Suvrajit has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Associate in Judith Klein-Seetharaman’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Suvrajit was advised by Dr. Marcel Bruchez.
Congratulations to Jacob Joseph, who successfully defended his thesis, entitled “On the Identification and Investigation of Homologous Gene Families, with Particular Emphasis on the Accuracy of Multidomain Families” on August 1. Jacob has accepted a position as a Forensic Analyst at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Jacob was advised by Dr. Dannie […]
Two Lane faculty members have recently been named recipients of NSF Career Awards. Seyoung Kim’s award is titled “Dissecting the Mechanisms of Genetic Control of Biological Systems via High-Dimensional Sparse Graphical Models.” Ge Yang’s award is titled “Image-based computational methods for understanding spatiotemporal dynamics of cellular processes” We congratulate both and are proud of the […]
Lane Fellow Cheemeng Tan is one of eight promising young scientists chosen for a prestigious international fellowship by the Zurich-based Society in Science. The highly competitive fellowship, which selects from candidates worldwide, has never before been awarded to a CMU researcher. The award will help support Cheemeng’s research into the use of artificial, man-made cells […]
Carnegie Mellon University will lead a two-year research project sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) program to develop digital image analysis tools that will guide physicians in identifying and treating aggressive prostate cancer tumors and pediatric liver tumors. Lane Center Director Robert F. Murphy will direct the two-year project, which will bring together image analysis […]
Congratulations to Guy Zinman, who successfully defended his thesis, entitled “Analysis of High Throughput Genomic Datasets Across Species” on May 4. Guy has accepted a position as a Systems Scientist in the Lane Center for Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University. Guy was advised by Dr. Ziv Bar-Joseph.
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 […]