Jess LeClair is to present at the Joint Math Meeting (JMM) conference in Atlanta this January!

Congratulations to Jessica LeClair (TECBio 2016) who will be presenting her research with Dr. John Shaffer (Assistant Professor, Human Genetics) at the Joint Math Meeting (JMM) conference in Atlanta this coming January. Her research was titled: “Association of Low-Frequency Variants in Regulatory Regions with Non-Syndromic Orofacial Clefts”.

Andonian Presents at REU Symposium

Congratulations to Alex Andonian (TECBio 2016) who was selected to present at the 2016 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium. The Symposium is run by the Council on Undergraduate Research and is to be held October 23-24, 2016. His research is titled, “Scalable Informatics Tools for Investigating Intra-Tumor Heterogeneity in Breast Cancer”. Best of luck, Alex!

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to Emily Speranza and Nicolas Pabon on receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowships! GRFP supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Emily is in the Bioinformatics program at Boston University, and Nick is a graduate student in the Joint CMU-Pitt Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology. (More info on the NSF GRFP)