CSB Members Attend March for Science

Pitt’s Computational and Systems Biology showed up to the March for Science in style – both in Pittsburgh and DC!
There was a demonstration in Oakland from 12 PM – 2 PM, beginning on Bigelow Blvd between Forbes and Fifth Aves. There were several speakers both before and after the march around Oakland.

One of the speakers was adjunct faculty member, Lance Davidson, and he talked about how science is part of Pittsburgh’s core.

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 omics datasets. COPD is the third leading cause of death and a major cause of disability and health care costs in the US.  The tools and methods developed through this grant will be made publicly available using cloud services.

Congratulations, Takis!