Seminars

2019-2020 CBM Seminar Series

Evans Building (E), 6th Floor Evans Conference Room (E-605)
72 East Concord Street
Tuesdays
3:00-4:00 PM
*unless otherwise noted
Updated 2/20
/2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
“The T-cell repertoire associated with squamous cell lung premalignancy
Asaf Maoz, M.D., Senior Resident, Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
“K2 Taxonomer: A toolkit for unsupervised learning and exploration of heterogeneity in transcriptomic data”
Eric Reed, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Stefano Monti, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Conor Shea, M.D./Ph.D. Student, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
Anthony Federico, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Stefano Monti, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tenglong Li, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine
Julia Camassola Breda, Masters Student, Pathology, Lab of Sarah Mazzilli, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Roxana Pfefferkorn, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Lab of Joshua Campbell, Lab of Sarah Mazzilli, Computational Biomedicine
Lucas Schiffer, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Kate Bloch, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
Austin Potter, Clinical Research Assistant, Lab of Sarah Mazzilli, Computational Biomedicine; Masters Student, Masters of Medical Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Chris Husted, Masters Student, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Joshua Campbell, Lab of Sarah Mazzilli, Computational Biomedicine
Mohammed Khan, Masters Student, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Tachira Picardo, Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular Translational Medicine, Lab of Sarah Mazzilli, Computational Biomedicine
Howard Fan, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine


Past Seminars

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
“Gene expression perturbation associated with bronchiectasis imaging phenotypes.”
Ke Xu, M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
“Robustifying genomic classifiers to batch effects via ensemble learning.”
Yuqing Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
“Evaluating the gene expression effects of a COPD drug candidate using in vitro and in silico analyses”
Beth Becker, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Lab of Katrina Steiling, Computational Biomedicine
“Multi-modal clustering of single cells using mRNA and protein counts”
Zhe Wang, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Joshua Campbell, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
“Tracking nasopharyngeal microbiota and respiratory disease in infants”
Tyler Faits, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine
“The mutational signature of smoking-related carcinogen.”
Darren Chiu, Senior Research Technician, Lab of Sarah Mazzilli, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
“Single cell profiling reveals distinct molecular and cellular alteration from bronchial airway epithelium under smoking effects and lung cancer development.”
Xingyi Shi, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
“Enhanced Deconvolution and Prediction of Mutational Signatures”
Aaron Chevalier, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Joshua Campbell, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
“Deep learning for morphological characterization of lung cancer histology”
Carter Merenstein, Computational Analyst, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
“Quantifying the nativeness of antibody sequences using long short-term memory networks”
Chonghua Xue, Bioinformatics Analyst, Lab of Vijaya Kolachalama, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
“Stage I lung adenocarcinoma gene expression associated with aggressive histologic features for guiding precision surgery and therapy”
Jiarui Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular and Translational Medicine Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine

CANCELED-Rescheduled Date TBD
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
“Integrative omics approach to identifying genes associated with atrial fibrillation”
Biqi Wang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
“Using multiple studies to improve the generalizability of genomic signatures for cancer risk prediction”
Invited Speaker: Prasad Patil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

Data Science in Computational Biomedicine
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 4:00-5:00PM
“Multi-study data analysis in genomics.”
Invited Speaker: Giovanni Parmigiani, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Associate Director for Population Sciences, Department of Data Sciences, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Location: Keefer Auditorium

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
*From 2:00-3:00 PM
“Find Predictive Biomarker for Tuberculosis Progression”
Yue (Jason) Zhao, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine
“The role of miR-149 in immune modulation and progression of bronchial premalignant lesions”
Boting Ning, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
“The impact of Aging on Pulmonary Fibrosis”
Invited Speaker: Giovanni Ligresti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine