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The CPCB Program was featured in an article in The Scientist about a new breed of graduate programs at the interface of quantitative and biological sciences.

Congratulations to Taraz Buck, who successfully defended his thesis entitled, "Automatic construction of dynamic models of subcellular structure" on October 22nd. Taraz will be remaining in the Lane Center for a short postdoctoral stint before beginning his next position. Taraz was advised by Dr. Robert F. Murphy.

CPCB faculty member Chakra Chennubhotla is getting some press due to his recent paper reducing the thousands of odors humans can detect to only ten categories.

CPCB Director Dan Zuckerman has written an editorial for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette stressing the importance of teaching our kids programming skills and giving them an advantage in the evolving world of technology. You can read his article here.


Donovan RM, Sedgewick AJ, Faeder JF, and Zuckerman DM. (2013) Efficient stochastic simulation of chemical kinetics networks using a weighted ensemble of trajectories. J Chem Physics 139(11)

Coelho LP, Kangas JD, Naik AW, Osuna-Highley E, Glory-Afshar E, Fuhrman M, Simha R, Berget PB, Jarvik JW and Murphy RF. (2013) Determining the subcellular location of new proteins from microscope images using local features. Bioinformatics 29(18) 2343-2349.

SA Chowdhury, S Shackney, K Heselmeyer-Haddad, T Ried, AA Schiffer and R Schwartz. Phylogenetic analysis of multiprobe fluroscence in situ hybridization data from tumor cell populations. Bioinformatics, 29(13) i189-i198.

Ziraldo C, Mi Q, An G, Vodovotz Y. (2013) Computational Models of Inflammation and Wound Healing. Adv. Wound Care (in press)

Duggal G, Patro R, Sefer E, Wang H, Filippova D, Khuller S, Kingsford C. (2013) Resolving spatial inconsistencies in chromosome conformation measurements. Algorithms Mol Biol. 8(1):8.
PMCID: PMC3655033

Mowrey D, Chen Q, Liang Y, Liang J, Xu Y and Tang P. (2013) Signal transduction pathways in the pentameric ligand-gated ion channels.
PLoS ONE 8(5): e64326.
PMCID: PMC3648548


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