Joint CMU-Pitt Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology

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First Year PhD student has first-authored paper accepted

Xiangrui Zeng, a first year PhD student in the Joint Carnegie Mellon-University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. program (CPCB), has been conducting a research project under the guidance of Dr. Min Xu.  His first-authored paper detailing the outcome of this...

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Raghav Partha and the Clark and Chikina labs publish in eLife

  Subterranean mammals show convergent regression in ocular genes and enhancers, along with adaptation to tunneling Raghavendran Partha, Bharesh K Chauhan, Zelia Ferreira, Joseph D Robinson, Kira Lathrop, Ken K Nischal, Maria Chikina (corresponding...

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MMBioS Center Renewed Five More Years

The Biomedical Technology and Research Resource (BTRR) on High Performance Computing for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS) was renewed for 5 years by NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). MMBioS is...

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Luong Nguyen Successfully Defends

Congratulations to Luong, from the Chennubhotla and Taylor labs, who successfully defended her thesis titled: “Computational Pathology for Quantifying Spatial Heterogeneity in Transmitted Light and Immunofluorescence Digital Images Obtained from Tissue Sections of Solid...

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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Looking for reasons to move to or stay in Pittsburgh? This New Yorker article details how our city has revitalized itself and become a tech hub in the US. “In a 2014 article in The...

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Takis and Collaborators Receive U01 Grant

“Systems Level Causal Discovery in Heterogeneous TOPMed Data” Takis Benos PhD, Frank Sciurba MD, and  Panos Chrysanthis PhD The team will investigate the mechanism, pathology and pathophysiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) facilitation and progression by analyzing existing TOPMed clinical and...