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Ph.D. Student, Nick Pabon, Receives Two Fellowships

We would like to congratulate second-year CPCB student Nicolas Pabon, who was awarded two fellowships. Nick received a five-year NIH predoctoral fellowship. “The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service…

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Wells selected to give platform talk at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society

Marta Wells, a current T32 trainee in the CPCB program, was selected to give a platform talk on February 10th at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in…

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Congratulations to Drs. Chowdhury, Kumar, and Sullivan

Congratulations to Dr. Salim Chowdhury, Dr. Aparna Kumar, and Dr. Devin Sullivan on their successful defenses last week! Dr. Salim Chowdhury “Algorithms to Reconstruct Evolutionary Models of Tumor Progression “Salim…

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Camacho and Baumgartner win CSAR Competition

The combined 2013 and 2014 Community Structure-Activity Resource (CSAR) Competition (www.csardock.org) has concluded, and the results are in. The CSAR competition is an annual competition organized by Drs. Heather Carlson…

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Spring 2015 Course – Molecular Evolution

MSC/CMPBIO 2075-1020 SPRING 2015 (January 5 – april 25) Wed/Fri 09:30 am 3073 BST3 Sequencing technology is continually progressing, and genome sequences from different species and populations continue to become…

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Kumar et al identify potential cancer biomarkers via image analysis

CPCB student Aparna Kumar was first author on a paper published today in the U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  It describes a new method for identifying proteins…

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Chennubhotla – BGSA Distinguished Mentor Finalist

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chakra Chennubhotla on being selected as a finalist for the BGSA Distinguished Mentor Award. In January 2003, BGSA students implemented an award to recognize…

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Prof. Kathryn Roeder Helps Autism Sequencing Consortium Identify 33 Genes That Contribute to Autism Risk

The list of genes identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by deep DNA sequencing has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team…

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Kingsford receives Moore Foundation “Big Data Grant for Biomedical Sequence Analysis”

CPCB Training Faculty member Carl Kingsford has been selected as one of 14 recipients of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s “Moore Investigators in Data Discovery” awards. The unrestricted award of…

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The NIH has awarded Pitt an $11 million grant to lead a Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence

“The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh an $11 million, four-year grant to lead a Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence, an initiative that will help scientists capitalize…