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 […]
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 […]