Benos Lab student, Junke Zhang, receives Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship

JunkeZhang100x140Congratulations to Junke Zhang, a junior Bioinformatics student, who has been awarded the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship!

She is working on the project with Prof. Benos (Benos Lab) that involves predicting Renal Cancer subtypes using DNA Methylation Data. She will continue to work on this project during the summer.

The project she received the award for is to work with Prof. Benos in the development of computational methods to identify causal variables for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) onset and progression.

Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis to join the department

3834452We are happy to announce that Dr. Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis has accepted our offer and will be joining the Department in October!

Anne has her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.

She was a Postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Marc Vidal’s group at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. She worked on modeling de novo gene birth in S. cerevisiae through transitory “proto-genes” and also computational analyses of human protein interaction network maps.

She is currently a Postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Trey Ideker’s group at the University of California San Diego, where she works on modeling the evolution of molecular networks using bioinformatics and yeast genetics.

We look forward to welcoming her to our department! Please join us in congratulating her.