Marcia Testa received a McLennan Dean’s Challenge Grant in June for her project entitled “Developing Measures for Disaster Resiliency in Multiethnic and Linguistically Diverse Communities.”  So did Assistant Professor JP Onnela, whose award was in support of his study “Estimating Population Flows from Cell Phone Data for Ebola Surveillance.”

Postdoctoral Fellow Luca Pinello, who works in the lab of Associate Professor GC Yuan, was awarded an NIH K99 award for his project “Discovering Disease – Causal Variants by Linking Genetic and Epigenetic Variation.”  Dr. Pinello’s goal is to develop novel computational strategies that reveal causal genetic variants underlying complex traits and diseases, thereby aiding the development of personalized therapeutic approaches.