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Schwartz Named Head of CMU’s Computational Biology Department

Schwartz Named Head of CMU’s Computational Biology Department PITTSBURGH— Martial Hebert, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, has named Russell Schwartz the new head of the Computational Biology Department, effective July...

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Robin E.C. Lee Named Sloan Foundation Research Fellow

Robin E.C. Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational & Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named one of the 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2020. “To receive a Sloan Research...

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CPCB Student among Rising Stars 2019

Yang Yang, a Ph.D. student in Jian Ma‘s lab, was recognized during Rising Stars 2019, an intensive workshop for women graduate students who are pursuing careers in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. The participants in...

Protogenes featured in Science and Nature articles

Protogenes featured in Science and Nature articles

Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis was recently featured in Nature and Science magazine articles which highlighted her work on de novo gene birth. While one talks about how evolution builds new genes from scratch, the other...

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Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis wins NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Project Title: From Non-Coding to Coding: Uncovering the Hidden Coding Potential of Non-Coding Sequences and Its Role in De Novo Gene Evolution Grant ID: DP2-GM137422 Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational...

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CompBio’s Mohimani Goes Big To Find New Antibiotics

Hosein Mohimani has a knack for finding ever-faster ways of searching giant databases for potential therapeutic drugs. Now, the computer scientist is trying a new approach in which the size of the databases isn’t something...