Get to Know Our New PhD Students!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to our first year doctoral students. Hi, my name is Michael Cork and I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended Pomona College for … Continue reading “Get to Know Our New PhD Students!”

Kareem Carr Explains Why 2+2=5

PhD student Kareem Carr’s productive Twitter dialogue about the abstract nature of mathematics was recently  profiled by Popular Mechanics in an article entitled “Why Some People Think 2+2=5…and why they’re right.” After … Continue reading “Kareem Carr Explains Why 2+2=5”

Summer Project Presentations – 8/24 & 8/25

Our 2nd year PhD students will be presenting their summer projects on Monday, 8/24 starting at 4pm, with a second group of presentations on Tuesday, 8/25, starting at 2:30pm. Please email Jelena Follweiler for Zoom … Continue reading “Summer Project Presentations – 8/24 & 8/25”

Xihao Li Named Semifinalist for ASHG Trainee Award

Biostatistics PhD Candidate Xihao Li was selected as a semifinalist for the 2020 Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research for the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society … Continue reading “Xihao Li Named Semifinalist for ASHG Trainee Award”

Dr. Helian Feng’s Successful Dissertation

Congratulations to Dr. Helian Feng who successfully defended her dissertation “Integrative Statistical Methods for Multi-omics Data” today! Advisor: Dr. Peter Kraft Dissertation Committee Members: Dr. Liming Liang, and Dr. Bogdan Pasaniuc (UCLA).

Dr. Matthew Ploenzke’s Successful Dissertation!

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Ploenzke who successfully defended his dissertation “Interpretable Machine Learning Methods with Applications in Genomics” on July 1st! Advisor: Dr. Rafael Irizarry Dissertation Committee Members: Dr. Giovanni Parmigiani, Dr. Danielle … Continue reading “Dr. Matthew Ploenzke’s Successful Dissertation!”

COVID-19 Strain in Beijing Outbreak May Have Come from Southeast Asia

Research Associate Georg Hahn and Professor Christoph Lange are part of a team of researchers performing genomic analysis of COVID-19, with their latest work being published on the preprint website Via Reuters 7.2.20 A strain of COVID-19 … Continue reading “COVID-19 Strain in Beijing Outbreak May Have Come from Southeast Asia”

X. Shirley Liu Named 2020 Benjamin Franklin Awardee

Congratulations to Professor Xiaole Shirley Liu, who has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. Dr. Liu was selected from 13 finalists by … Continue reading “X. Shirley Liu Named 2020 Benjamin Franklin Awardee”

Luca Pinello Receives NHGRI Innovator Award

Our congratulations to Luca Pinello, Principal Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and member of the Program in Quantitative Genomics, who recently received a Genomic Innovators Awards … Continue reading “Luca Pinello Receives NHGRI Innovator Award”