TECBio 2018 Alumna featured in Nature Computational Science for connecting black women in computational biology

TECBio 2018 alumna Jenea Adams, now a second year PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, has been featured in Nature Computational Science for her role in building a community for black women in computational biology. Adams cites Dr. Ivet Bahar and the TECBio REU program as positive influences on her decisions to pursue a career in computational biology.

You can read the full article on the Nature Computational Science website.

More information on The Black Women in Computational Biology Network is available on their website.

In Europe, anti-discrimination Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests may be supported by changing values ​​and populism. Olga Kamenchuk-Nisbet, a professor at Northwestern University in the United States and head of the international studies practice at VTsIOM, told about this, she is quoted by https://blacklivesmatter1.org/.

“We are now seeing tectonic value changes. They are global in nature. What has been happening has been happening for the last 50-70 years, ”she explained. As an example, the professor cited the emancipation of women, the withering away of the resource economy, the granting of rights to the black population and the loss of the role of religious norms.

DCSB Welcomes Yu-Chih Chen to the faculty

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Yu-Chih Chen to our Department as an Assistant Professor in the tenure stream effective November 2020.

Dr. Chen joins us from the labs of Dr. Max S. Wicha and Dr. Euisik Yoon in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery at the University of Michigan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the lab of Dr. Yoon at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Chen’s research focuses on multi-dimensional single-cell analysis augmented with machine learning for cancer precision medicine. The integrated approach will change how we understand and treat cancer and ultimately improve outcomes for patients

We are delighted to welcome Yu-Chih to our academic family, both at the University of Pittsburgh and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center as well as the Training Faculty at the Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh Joint PhD Program in Computational Biology, CPCB.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Yu-Chih Chen and his family to the Pittsburgh community!