Congratulations to Taráz E. Buck, who successfully defended his thesis entitled, "Automatic construction of dynamic models of subcellular structure" on October 22nd. Taráz will be remaining in the Lane Center for a short postdoctoral stint before beginning his next position. Taráz was advised by Dr. Robert F. Murphy.
Lane Center study shows molecular crowding in cells enhances gene expression
Lane Fellow Cheemeng Tan was the lead author of a Nature Nanotechnology paper showing that molecular crowding is important in gene expression and makes gene transcription less sensitive to environmental changes. read more...
Lane Faculty Member Wins Norwood Award
Prof. Kathryn Roeder is the recipient of the Twelfth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. She will accept the award, given by the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Public Health and Department of Biostatistics, on September 11, 2013 where she will give a talk entitled "Statistics and Genetics Open a Window into Autism." Prof. Roeder is being given this award for her research interests in theoretical and applied statistics. Her translational research in statistical genetics led to the use of mixture models methodology striving to explain the heterogeneity of nature.
Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology
The Lane Center for Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University seeks to realize the potential of machine learning for expanding our understanding of complex biological systems. A primary goal of the center is to develop computational tools that will enable automated creation of detailed, predictive models of biological processes, including automated experiment design and data acquisition. We anticipate that these efforts will not only lead to deep biological knowledge but also to tools for individualized diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases. The Lane Center builds on the strong history of computational and interdisciplinary research at Carnegie Mellon.