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DARPA Contract Awarded

Dr. Juan Gutierrez and Dr. Jessica Kissinger are two of 40 established investigators involved in the THoR's HAMMER project, which was recently funded through a $6.4 million contract. The Defense Advances Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are supporting the project which...

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REU Students work with IOB Faculty

Dr. Jonathan Arnold, who oversees the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program through the Department of Genetics, has placed several REU participants with IOB faculty. The National Science Foundation program promotes active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by...

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Recent Graduate Accepts Position

Recent PhD graduate Joydeep Mitra has accepted a Postdoc position at Memorial Sloan Ketterling Cancer Center in New York City, NY. Dr. Mitra will be working on a cancer genomics project aimed at personalized therapies. He will be joining the lab of Dr. Elli Papaemmanuil and...

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant

Faculty of the Institute of Bioinformatics have received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a better reference genome annotation and metabolic map for the protist pathogen Cryptosporidium. IOB Graduate student Yiran Li will be working on the comparative genomics aspects of...

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Winner of the Ying Xu Outstanding Paper Award

Yi H. Yan is the winner of the Ying Xu Outstanding Paper Award. Papers published during the 2015 calendar year were submitted to consideration. Mr. Yan's paper, "Mathematical model of susceptibility, resistance, and resilience in the within-host dynamics between a Plasmodium parasite and the immune system"...

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IOB Promotions and Tenure

IOB is excited to announce that three faculty members have received promotions. Dr. Shaying Zhao has been promoted to Professor. Dr. Liang Liu has been promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure. Dr. Juan Gutierrez has been promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations!!!...

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Recent IOB Graduate Accepts Position

Recent PhD graduate Anita Nivedha has accepted a Post-doc position with Beckman Research Institute. Dr. Nivedha will work on GPCRs and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation method. Beckman Research Institute of an adjoining medical center together form City of Hope, a cancer center located in the suburbs...

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