TECBio: “Simulation and Visualization of Biological Systems at Multiple Scales” is an NSF-funded, 10-week, summer, REU program that provides a challenging graduate-level research experience in computational biology. In addition to performing cutting-edge research, TECBio students will also participate in other academic activities, such as classes, seminars, and discussions, while experiencing the various social and cultural activities available in Pittsburgh – America’s most livable city.

Joe Monaco receives Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship from the University Honors College

Joseph Monaco wins Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship. His project entitled, “Interview inspired assignments for teaching essential programming techniques” will be incorporated into the high-level, computer science, data structures course for which he will serve as co-instructor.


The undergraduate teaching fellowships, awarded for joint student-faculty teaching projects and administered by the University Honors College (UHC), are offered to encourage the enrichment of course offerings and to improve teaching through the collaboration of faculty members with students in the planning and implementation of creative teaching projects.

More information available here.

New TECBio Program Coordinator

We would like to thank Leah Russell for her many years of excellent work in ensuring the success of the TECBio/DiSCoBio Program. Her tireless efforts in development, promotion, and organization have been an integral part in bringing the program to fruition each year. We wish her the best of luck as she moves on to her new position.

Please join us in welcoming our new program coordinator, Adam Kohlhaas. Adam previously worked for the U.S. Department of State in the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. We hope that you will keep Adam and us posted with all of your accomplishments over the years.

Christopher Dunstan (TECBio 2017) to give poster presentation at ABRCMS.

Christopher’s abstract got accepted for a poster presentation at ABRCMS. He worked with Dr. David Koes in Computational and Systems Biology on a project titled, “Using Convolutional Neural Networks in Order to Predict Ligand Properties”. Christopher is currently a sophomore at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Best of luck on your presentation!

Elissa Fink (TECBio 2017) was accepted to present a poster at the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium.

Elissa will present a poster at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium on October 22-23, 2017. Her poster is titled: “Toward Atomistic Simulations of Pathways and Rate Constants for Protein-Peptide Unbinding Processes.” During her time at TECBio, she worked with Dr. Lillian Chong in the department of Chemistry. She is currently a senior at Christopher Newport University. Good luck on your poster presentation!

Nicole Matamala (TECBio 2017) invited to give a presentation at the 2017 IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition workshop (AIPR2017).

Nicole was invited to present her work at the 2017 IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition workshop (AIPR2017). She will give an oral presentation on her paper titled, “3D Visualization of the Human Brain”. During her time at TECBio, she worked with Dr. Art Wetzel at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. She is currently continuing her studies at Carnegie Mellon University. Best of luck on your presentation!