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Graduate Students Awarded Training Grants
Congratulations to Albert Lee and Chaitanya Rastogi, who have been named awardees of these competitive fellowships, which provide support for outstanding students working toward a PhD in Department of Systems Biology laboratories.
Research News
Study Sheds Light on Ashkenazi Jewish Genome and Ancestry
Findings from an international consortium led by Itsik Pe'er provide evidence of a population bottleneck in medieval Europe and could enable improvements in personalized medicine for this isolated population.
Announcement
Columbia Genome Center Now Offers NextSeq 500 and MiSeq Self-Service
Columbia investigators who are experienced with the Illumina platform can now schedule time to use these advanced technologies for exome, transcriptome, and small genome sequencing.
Research News
Protein Found that Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis
Saeed Tavazoie and researchers at Rockefeller University have discovered that the RNA binding protein TARBP2 drives metastasis and identified tantalizing connections between cancer and two neurodegenerative diseases.
Announcement
MAGNet Releases Web Browser-Enabled Version of geWorkbench Bioinformatics Software Platform
An upgrade of MAGNet's software platform makes it easier to access an integrated collection of computational tools for research in structural and systems biology.
In the Press
Columbia Launches Initiative to Advance Personalized Medicine
The Spring 2014 issue of Columbia Medicine reports on a university-wide project to identify more patient-specific ways to diagnose and treat disease, and the key role the Department of Systems Biology is playing in this effort.
Meeting Report
Department of Systems Biology Holds Annual MAGNet Retreat
Postdoctoral research scientist Sayantan Bose received a best poster award at a meeting that also provided an overview of the diverse computational and experimental research currently underway around the Department.
Research News
Synergy between Two Genes Drives Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Using a new computational method for comparing regulatory networks in human cancer cells with those in a mouse model, researchers found that FOXM1 and CENPF together drive the most lethal prostate tumors.
Announcement
Molly Przeworski Named Professor at Columbia
A specialist in evolutionary genetics, Dr. Przeworski combines modeling, development of statistical tools, and data analysis to study how natural selection and recombination shape the heritable differences seen among individuals and species.
Research News
Researchers Create Comprehensive Map of Human B Cell Development
A method that uses new single-cell technologies will improve researchers’ ability to investigate development in cells of all types and to identify rare aberrations in development that lead to disease.
Awards and Grants
Grant Will Support Annotation of Metabolic Networks in Pathogenic Bacteria
A team led by Associate Professor Dennis Vitkup has received a multiyear grant to develop models of metabolic networks for all of the major bacterial species that cause disease in humans.
Awards and Grants
Brent Stockwell Receives 2014 Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Award
The Lenfest Award recognizes Columbia University faculty who are both accomplished scholars and provide exceptional instruction, mentorship, and leadership.