Scott Williams, PhD, recently commented to Cleveland.com on various COVID-19 prediction models, and why models can vary. Some of the variation involves the availability of timely data and confidence in the data, given how quickly things are changing. Read the full story here.
Mark Cameron, PhD, was recently interviewed by Cleveland’s ABC affiliate, News 5, about COVID19, based on his experience with research colleagues in Toronto’s 2003 SARS outbreak. Watch the story here.
The Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology sponsored awards for graduate student oral presentations at the 2019 SACNAS The National Diversity is STEM Conference in Honolulu, Hawai’i. This year, three students qualified for our discipline: Melissa Roberts University of California, Berkeley A Genetic Strategy to Identify Lipid Droplet Protein Degradation Pathways Stephanie L. Silva-Del […]
Nicholas Carleson Oregon State University Corvallis, OR Gene Duplication, Pathogenicity, and Genome Plasticity of Phytophthora ramorum Nicholas Carleson*1; Brian Knaus1; Meredith Larsen2; Caroline Press2 and Niklaus Grünwald2, (1)Oregon State University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, (2)Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service Clonally reproducing plant pathogens, that do […]
Stephanie L. Silva-Del Toro University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Mechanisms of H. Pylori-Induced Neutrophil Nuclear Hypersegmentation Stephanie L. Silva-Del Toro*, University of Iowa and Lee-Ann Allen, University of Iowa Inﬂammation Program Helicobacter pylori is a human pathogen that resides in the gastric mucosa, eliciting a neutrophil (PMN) dominant inﬂammatory response that can progress […]
Melissa Roberts University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA A Genetic Strategy to Identify Lipid Droplet Protein Degradation Pathways Melissa Roberts*1; Dara Leto2; Julian Stevenson1; Kartoosh Heydari1; Lawrence Bacudio1; Ron Kopito2; Michael Bassik2 and James Olzmann1, (1)University of California, Berkeley, (2)Stanford University Nearly all cells store lipids in endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-derived organelles called lipid droplets […]
People who participate in genetic research increasingly tell researchers that they want all of their genetic data back. But many of these participants do not have the data management infrastructure or analytical tools to interpret this information. And while third party companies eagerly offer to interpret results, they are unregulated and may offer incomplete or […]
Farren Briggs, PhD ScM, recently presented on the challenges of returning genetic data to individual research participants. In his presentation, Dr. Briggs cautioned his colleagues about even making the most general of assumptions regarding their research participants, including their access to the internet and computing infrastructure, and their digital literacy. This is compounded by the […]
Before becoming a member of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and attending the annual meeting, I was not all that familiar with San Diego. Sure, we had visited a time or two as kids, but geez, that was a long time ago. Now we go so often, San Diego seems like a second […]
SACNAS, San Antonio, TX, 2018 The Importance of Diversity in Precision Medicine Research Narrative: National efforts are underway to ascertain one million participants for precision medicine research and an intense interest in ensuring this cohort is diverse across multiple dimensions. We provide here an overview of the importance of diversity in precision medicine research highlighting […]
Melissa Spear University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA The Role of Recent Demography in Shaping Patterns of Genetic Variation in US Hispanic/Latino Populations Melissa Spear, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, Dara Torgerson, , Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco and […]