Scott Williams, PhD, comments on predictive modeling

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.

2019 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Awards

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 […]

2019 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Carleson)

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 […]

2019 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Silva-Del Toro)

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 […]

2019 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Roberts)

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 […]

Mind the Gap: Complications in returning data to study participants

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 […]

Presentation: Returning genetic data: Farren Briggs, PhD, ScM

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 […]

2018 ABRCMS, Indianapolis, IN

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
November 14-17, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN
Final Program

2018 SACNAS, San Antonio, TX

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 […]

2018 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award

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 […]