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Anne Carvunis, Associate Professor
Anne Ruxandra Carvunis, PhD
Associate Professor

PhD, Bioinformatics, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

Office: BST3 10032
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Research Summary

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Born and raised in Paris, France, I received a BS in Biology/Biochemistry and a master’s in Molecular Neurosciences from Université Paris VI and the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris and a second master’s in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Life Sciences from Université Paris VII. I graduated with a PhD in Bioinformatics from Université de Grenoble in 2011, having done most of my graduate research work on the mechanisms and dynamics of protein interaction network evolution in the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. After a brief postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, I went on to study the evolution of transcriptional networks at the University of California, San Diego. I established an independent research group in Pittsburgh in December 2016 to study the molecular mechanisms of change and innovation in biological systems. In Pittsbugh, I co-founded the Center for Evolutionary Biology and Medicine to advance research and education at the interface. I have received a number of distinctions, including a Medal of honorable doctoral work, the national L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science, the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, the Searle Scholars award, the Trailblazer award from the Ladies Hospital Aid Society, the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the University of Pittsburgh Chancelor’s Distinguished Award for Research, and the NIH Transformative Research Award. 

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