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Wenjie has a first author paper accepted in Lancet Rheumatology

Congratulations to Wenjie Zeng for the acceptance of her first co-author Lancet Rheumatology paper, which is entitled “The novel Florida Scoring System for stratifying children suspected of Sjögren’s disease: findings from the first data-driven cross-sectional study applied to a rare pediatric cohort“. In this paper, Wenjie developed a new classification system for childhood…

Khaled co-authors a paper in AJRCMB (Red journal)

Congratulations to Khaled Sayed for the acceptance of his AJRCMB paper (“Red journal”), which is entitled “Lung epithelium releases growth differentiation factor 15 in response to pathogen-mediated injury”. This paper examines role of GDF15 during pathogen injury, especially in lung epithelium. An interesting conclusion for this study is a potential blood-lung communication pathway.

Robert publishes an Applications Note paper in Bioinformatics

Congratulations to Robert Greg for the acceptance of his Applications Note paper in Bioinformatics. The paper is entitled “CellularPotts.jl: Simulating Multiscale Cellular Models in Julia” and it describes a Julia package that Robert developed to allow users to simulate multi scale cellular models. Congratulations Robert!       Paper availability:…

Congratulations Dr. Yuan (thesis defense)

Right before Thanksgiving, Daniel defended his PhD thesis, entitled “Causal graph methods for heterogeneous data and application to MUC1 cancer vaccine response”. Daniel joined our group 5 years ago and has worked on causal modeling algorithms both from the computational and the application standpoint. He will soon move to Maryland…

Takis receives the William Bushnell Presidential Chair

Takis received today the William Bushnell Presidential Chair from Dean Beth Virnig. Takis was among 24 distinguished colleagues across colleges that received endowed chairs.  This is a great honor!      …

Tyler has a first co-author paper accepted in Placenta

Congratulations to Tyler Lovelace for the acceptance of his first co-author Placenta paper, which is entitled “Defining trophoblast injury patterns in the transcriptomes of dysfunctional placentas“. In this paper, Tyler analyzed comics data to identify potential molecular mechanisms through which trophoblast injury can cause placenta dysfunction. This is a collaborative short communications paper,…

Minxue, Khaled and Maria have paper accepted in Aging Cell

Congratulations to Minxue Jia, Khaled Sayed, and Maria Kapetanaki for the acceptance of their joint first author Aging Cell paper, which is entitled “LEF1 isoforms regulate cellular senescence and aging“. In this paper, our group analyzed scRNA-seq data from immune cells from human and mouse lungs (young and aged) and bulk RNA-seq data from human…

Congratulations Dr. Shan (thesis defense)

 Today, Feng presented elegantly his PhD thesis work during the past 6+ years in Dario Vignali’s lab. I was very lucky to co-advise him and have him participating in our group’s activities. His PhD thesis is entitled “integrated BATF transcriptional network regulates suppressive intratumoral regulatory T cells.”  You can…

Tyler has a first co-author paper accepted in BMC Medicine

Congratulations to Tyler Lovelace for the acceptance of his first co-author BMC Medicine paper, which is entitled “Integrated unbiased multiomics defines disease-independent placental clusters in common obstetrical syndromes”. In this paper, Tyler analyzed placental-derived multi-comics datasets (mRNA, miRNA, proteins, metabolites) from pregnant women with different pregnancy abnormalities: preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, spontaneous preterm…