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Thesis Defense – Xiao Zhou

Congratulations to CBM PhD candidate Xiao Zhou, who passed his thesis defense, "Competitive deep learning for imaging applications," on Wednesday, December 1. Xiao is a member of Kolachalama lab and defended in person on the Charles River campus.

Thesis Defense – Anthony Federico

Congratulations to CBM PhD candidate Anthony Federico, who passed his thesis defense, "Development of Methods for Omics Network Inference and Analysis and Their Application to Disease Modeling," on Thursday, November 18. Anthony is a member of Monti lab and defended both virtually and in person on Evans 6.

Dr. Vijaya Kolachalama awarded Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award

Congratulations to Vijaya Kolachalama, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Computational Biomedicine, who was awarded the Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Award for 2021-2023.  This award recognizes outstanding junior faculty investigators in the Department of Medicine. Click here to learn more about this award.

Department of Medicine Evans Days of Research 2021

Congratulations to CBM members Kate Bloch (Postdoctoral Researcher in the Spira/Lenburg lab) and Yusuke Koga (PhD student in the Campbell lab) on their Evans Day Awards. Kate placed first in the Clinical Posters category, for her poster "Predicting Malignancy in Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Using Models Integrating Quantitative CT Imaging and Nasal... More

Detection of dementia on voice recordings using deep learning: a Framingham Heart Study

(Source: BMC Alzheimer's Research and Therapy) New publication from Chonghua Xue, Bioinformatics Analyst and Dr. Vijaya Kolachalama, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Computational Biomedicine. See below for a brief summary and click the link to read the whole article. Background Identification of reliable, affordable, and easy-to-use strategies for detection of... More

Researchers develop machine learning methods to accurately identify, characterize metabolism-disrupting chemicals

Source: EurekAlert! Chemicals in your furniture, plastic housewares and pesticides used in your yard may be making  you fat, according to Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health researchers. A growing number of environmental pollutants (organotins in pesticides, phthalates in plastics, flame retardants in furniture) activate fat-forming pathways and enhance... More

AAIC Travel Fellowship Awarded to Michael Romano

Michael Romano, MD/PhD student in the Kolachalama Lab, has been awarded a travel fellowship for the 2021 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC). AAIC is the largest international dementia conference where researchers and clinicians come together to share advances in treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. The conference will take place... More

Shangran Qiu Awarded the 2021 Alvaro Rocarro Memorial Prize

Congratulations to Shangran Qiu, Bioinformatics Analyst in the Kolachalama Lab, for receiving the 2021 Alvaro Rocarro Memorial Prize. This award is given to individuals by the Department of Physics at Boston University in recognition of outstanding research achievement.

Thesis Defense – Xingyi Shi

Congratulations to CBM PhD candidate Xingyi Shi, who passed her thesis defense, "Bronchial Gene Expression Associated with Airway Premalignancy and Lung Cancer Subtypes," on Monday, June 21. Xingyi is a member of the Spira/Lenburg and Beane labs and defended virtually.