Research shows that all COVID-19 infections include a wide mix of SARS-CoV-2 virus variants

September 8, 2022, 2pm Researchers at the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology and Case Western Reserve University found wide genetic variation in SARS-CoV-2 viruses among 360 patients whose viral infections were genetically sequenced, showing that all individual infections include multiple variants of the virus. Led by the CICB’s Ricky Chan, researchers noted that reporting about […]

Amish Health Conference in Millersburg, OH (2019)

Before graduate school, I was only vaguely aware of the Amish.  And frankly, I kind of only associated them with horse and buggies and baked goods sold at the local farmer’s market.  Or was that the Mennonites?  Anyway, in a previous post long, long, pre-pandemic ago, I confessed that everything I knew about the Amish […]

2021 ABRCMS, Virtual

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

November 10-13, 2021 (Virtual)

Final Program

2021 SACNAS, Virtual

SACNAS, Virtual, 2021 Quantitative Approaches to Understand Diseases with Electronic Health Record Data Session Description:  Electronic Health Records (EHRs) capture information on a large number of people, including diverse and vulnerable individuals, and they can be used to conduct health studies. We will discuss various examples of how the quantitative disciplines of biostatistics, biomedical informatics and […]

2021 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Angeles Perez)

Lidiette Angeles Perez University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX Investigating the contributions of cerebellar-hippocampal circuitry to social behaviors, cognition, and dementia About 10% of the United States population will develop age-related dementias, disorders characterized by memory loss, social impairments, and behavioral changes. Despite their high prevalence and increasing cost, there is no effective […]

2021 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Dominguez)

Sedelia Dominguez Washington State University Pullman, WA F. tularensis exploits AMPK activation to acquire host-derived nutrients Francisella tularensis, a highly virulent bacterial pathogen, causes tularemia in humans. In humans, tularemia leads to acute infections, but chronic infections result in bacteremia and have a high chance of being fatal. With a low infectious dose and potential […]

2021 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Lopes Fischer)

Natasha Lopes Fischer University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA A Coxiella burnetii bacterial protein suppresses host NF-kB signalling Host immune cells use multiple strategies to detect and protect against microbial infections. Signalling pathways activated during infection play a central role in the innate immune response, as they enable the host cell to upregulate several antimicrobial programs. […]

2021 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 2021 SACNAS Virtual National Diversity in STEM Conference.  This year, three students qualified for our discipline:   Natasha Lopes Fischer University of Pennsylvania A Coxiella burnetii bacterial protein suppresses host NF-kB signalling       Sedelia […]

New Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Data Science (ADTDS) Training Program

William S. Bush, PhD, has secured funds from the NIH/National Institute on Aging (NIA) to create a new cross-disciplinary PhD and MD PhD scholars’ program focused on AD therapeutic discovery. The new Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Data Science (ADTDS) Training Program cross-trains pre-doctoral students in data science and translational research techniques. PhD trainees for this program […]

CADRC team secures continued NIH funding

“This Cleveland center is uniquely positioned to contribute significantly to the national Alzheimer’s research agenda,” said Jonathan L. Haines, PhD, Department Chair, and Data Management and Statistics Core Leader for the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (CADRC). The CADRC just received $15.4 million in continued NIH funding to support multi-institution collaborative research into Alzheimer’s disease […]

2020 ABRCMS, Virtual

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

November 9-13, 2020 (Virtual)

Final Program

2020 SACNAS, Virtual

SACNAS, Virtual, 2020 Precisely Precision Medicine:  A Primer on Translational Research Session Description:  Precision medicine promises effective, tailored treatments for patients developed through diverse and representative population-level translational research.  While the concept of precision medicine is not new, the convergence of modern-day genomics and electronic health records coupled with increased computational capacity has made the […]