Faculty members Sohini Ramachandran and Anita Shukla are among the winners of the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, the nation’s top honor for early-career scientists and engineers.
Brown biologists have developed a new system, described in Nature Genetics, that identified and tracked hundreds of genetic variations that alter the way DNA is spliced when cells make proteins, often leading to disease.
Congratulations to Dr. Max Leiserson, Ph.D. on successfully defending his thesis and becoming the first Ph.D. to complete the program in Computational Biology at the Center. We are proud to have you as our first awarded Doctorate and wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Ph.D. student Stephen Rong of Brown University’s Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology has just received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.
Cancers often involve far more than a genetic mutation acting alone. Multiple mutations, many of which are rare, may occur in different networks of multiple genes. HotNet2 is a powerful algorithm that analyzes genes at the network level and can help cancer researchers search for genetic associations and likely sources of disease across almost unimaginable genetic complexities.
Brown University evolutionary biologist Sohini Ramachandran has joined with colleagues in publishing a sweeping analysis of genetic and linguistic patterns across the world’s populations. Among the findings is that geographic distance predicts differentiation in both language and genes.
Ebola has a lot of company. In a novel database now made publicly available, Brown University researchers found that since 1980 the world has seen an increasing number of infectious disease outbreaks from an increasing number of sources. The good news, however, is that they are affecting a shrinking proportion of the world population.
A new study of the biology of aging shows that complex interactions among diet, mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA appear to influence lifespan at least as much as single factors alone. The findings may help scientists better understand the underlying mechanisms of aging and explain why studies of single factors sometimes produce contradictory results.
Barry Connors, Diane Lipscombe, and David Rand have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They will be officially welcomed as fellows on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.
In Boston, Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) managed to put a capstone on their achievement of giving a record number of talks at one of the most prominent conferences in Computational Biology.