Dr. Xing (PI) and Dr. Simon Watkins (co-I) receive R01 award from NIDDK

Dr. Xing (PI) and Dr. Simon Watkins (co-I) received a R01 award from NIDDK titled Role of the Snail1-Twist-p21 axis on cell cycle arrest and renal fibrosis development.

Kidney fibrosis is slowly-developing, largely irreversible process that accompanies all chronic kidney diseases. The team will use mathematical modeling and quantitative imaging approaches to study how the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and cell cycle program are coupled in kidney epithelial cells that lead to cell cycle arrest under acute kidney injury and subsequent fibrosis development.

Dr. Jianhua Xing Dr. Simon Watkins

Healthcare Startup SpIntellx Officially Launches

SpIntellx has officially launched as a computational pathology company applying its proprietary AI technologies to analyze whole slide images based on spatial analytics. Their mission is to develop tools that will improve the accuracy and efficiency of pathologists and to generate predictive data to optimize patient outcomes.

D. Lansing Taylor, Ph.D.
Chairman, Co-Founder

Chakra Chennubhotla, Ph.D.
President, Co-Founder

Michael Becich, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey Fine, M.D.

Visit the website for more information: spintellx.com

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Jintao Liu receives 2018 Outstanding Young Scholar Award at Qiu Shi Awards Ceremony

Jintao Liu (Tsinghua University) received a 2018 Outstanding Young Scholar Award at the 2018 Annual Qiu Shi Awards Ceremony this past weekend at the University of Science and Technology of China. A total of twelve young scholars were presented with the award for having made outstanding achievements in areas such as new condensed theoretical physics, new energy materials, algebraic geometry, intestinal immunity and microorganisms.

Jintao Liu received his PhD in Physics under the joint supervision of Drs. Carlos Camacho and James Faeder on the Department of Computational and Systems Biology. His PhD research involved developing functional models of disordered proteins and modeling the kinetics of bacterial spore germination.

Founded in 1994, the primary mission of the Qiu Shi Science and Technology Foundation is to promote scientific and technological progress in China by recognizing and rewarding successful Chinese scientists and scholars.