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Second-Year Computational Biology Ph.D. Student Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Second-Year Computational Biology Ph.D. Student Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Laura Tung, a second-year Computational Biology Ph.D. student in Prof. Carl Kingsford’s group, has been chosen to receive a National Science Foundation…

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Dr. Nathan Clark receives 2019 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Nathan Clark has been selected for the 2019 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award which annually recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishments of members of the University of Pittsburgh’s faculty. Awarded in the…

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Ali Saglam and Lillian Chong Presented Protein-protein Binding Pathway using Fully-continuous, Explicit-solvent Simulations

The latest study by Lillian Chong and Ali Saglam, a postdoc in the Faeder Lab, demonstrated the power of the weighted ensemble (WE) strategy in enabling explicit-solvent MD simulation of…

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New Method Identifies Which Asthma Patients Respond to Systemic Corticosteroids

Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids — and which might only suffer their side…

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Dr. Mohimani Among Those to Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Hosein Mohimani, assistant professor in the Computational Biology Department, and Bernhard Haeupler, assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department, are among 126 recipients of 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships, which honor early career…

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Paper on Influenza Virion Assembly Grabs Cover of PLoS Computational Biology

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon and Pitt Team Up In influenza virus infected cells, eight viral genomic RNPs are assembled into progeny virions, which predominantly contain one copy of each. Regarding…

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Neural Nets Supplant Marker Genes in Analyzing Single Cell RNA Sequencing

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University say neural networks and supervised machine learning techniques can efficiently characterize cells that have been studied using single cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq). This finding could…

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CPCB’s Biggest Incoming Class Starts Their First Day of Classes

The Joint CMU-University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. program in Computational Biology (CPCB) sees its biggest incoming class yet.  A total of 21 students have joined the program, beginning with their orientation…

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Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis named 2018 SEARLE Scholar

Dr. Carvunis has been named one of fifteen SEARLE Scholars for 2018. They are chosen for their pursuits in ground-breaking, high-risk research.

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2018 CPCB Recruitment Results

Congratulations to all of the students who will be joining us this year! ■CMU | ■Pitt Stefan Andjelkovic B.S. University of Belgrade M.S., University of Cambridge Ali Balci B.S., Istanbul Technical…