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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…

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Drs. Joseph Ayoob and Joshua Kangas publish in PLoS Computational Biology

Dr. Joseph Ayoob, Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Systems Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Joshua Kangas, Assistant Teaching Professor, Computational Biology Department, School of Computer…

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Dr. Ivet Bahar has been elected a member of The National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Ivet Bahar is among the exceptional scientists elected this year to the The National Academy of Sciences (NAS). NAS membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science…

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CPCB CMU Student Ruochi Zhang Lead Author – Exploring a Genome’s 3D Organization Through a Social Network Lens

DNA, Proteins Form Communities That Provide Insight Into Cellular Processes PITTSBURGH—Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an algorithm used to study social networks, such as Facebook communities, and…

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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…

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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…

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Neural Network Fills In Data Gaps for Spatial Analysis of Chromosomes

Machine Learning Enhances Study of 3D Genome Structure in Cell Nucleus Computational methods used to fill in missing pixels in low-quality images or video also can help scientists provide missing…

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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…

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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…

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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…