Of mice, men and immunity…

April 23, 2018

Our first manuscript on evolutionary systems medicine is published in Nature Immunology. A network-based vision of how evolution complicates comparative studies between human and mouse, and what that means for biomedical research. Great collaboration with eminent immunologist and veterinarian Peter Ernst, from UCSD. Check out the publication!

Anne-Ruxandra receives Searle Scholars award

April 15, 2018

The Kinship Foundation, established by the Searle family, has named Anne-Ruxandra one of the 15 recipients of the prestigious Searle Scholars Program for High Risk / High Reward research. Anne-Ruxandra is elated that she is granted the honor of joining this group of outstanding scientists. TRIB announcement.

Evolutionary Systems Medicine

February 15, 2018

How can we improve translation of biological knowledge between mouse models and human patients? Stay tuned for a new manuscript to come out at Nature Immunology that proposes how an evolutionary systems approach may help increase the success of future clinical trials.

The Vitruvian Rat, by GreenLabRat, Image Courtesy GreenLabRat at Deviant Art, 2016

The Plate Factory

November 15, 2017

We are now pretty much a fully equipped yeast lab, and Nelson is super proud of Saurin and John working in the plate factory!

 Halloween Party

October 27, 2017

Fun times with silly costumes at our Halloween Party with everyone on the 10th floor.


 Selin’s See-off

September 15, 2017

Sept 15 2017, we say goodbye to Selin who visited us from Turkey for the summer. Have a safe journey, good luck for the coming school year and we all hope to see you soon 🙂

 Eclipse Party!

August 21, 2017

Fun times at the Eclipse party organized by the Department of Computational and Systems Biology


 First paper from The Carvunis Lab published in Mol Biol Evol

January 12, 2017

This was a very international project with Diethard Tautz (Germany), Tomislav Domazet-Lošo (Croatia), Mat Alba (Spain) and others. We asked how the technical limitations of BLAST may interfere with our ability to know when sequences have emerged in evolution. Find out more by reading the manuscript here [LINK].

The Carvunis Lab is Open!

December 15, 2016

It all begins on December 1st 2016: with an office, a desk, a gutted lab space undergoing serious renovations and a nice plaque on the wall…