Recent News

Dr. Vijaya Kolachalama to present at BU AHA-GV Lecture

On January 25, 2021 from 2:00-3:00PM, CBM's Vijaya Kolachalama will present "Unsupervised Machine Learning" at the Bu AHA-GV Lecture. Click here for additional lecture materials. Contact Enejda Senko at or (617) 358-7580 with any questions and see below for zoom information. Meeting ID: 966 8967 0546 Passcode: 682516

Maria Perez Cardenas joins CBM as Scientific Program Manager

Maria Perez Cardenas, PhD has joined the Section of Computational Biomedicine as a Scientific Program Manager to support ongoing and new research in early detection of lung cancer with Drs. Spira, Lenburg and Billatos.  Maria received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD and most... More

Dr. Joshua Campbell Receives Award from Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Joshua Campbell, PhD, Assistant Professor has received an award from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. The award will provide support for two years to research “Determining differences in immunotherapy outcomes and immunobiology in African American patients with NSCLC”.

New Publication – Contextualized Protein-Protein Interactions

Source: Patterns Highlights We present PPI Context: contextualization of existing literature-curated PPIs A resource for filtering PPIs by cell-line information mined from reporting studies A fast and flexible pipeline implementing the presented data mining method The Bigger Picture Existing literature-curated protein-protein interaction (PPI) databases usually aggregate cell-type-agnostic interactions, yet PPIs are dependent on environmental conditions. Thus, More

Evans Days of Research – Dr. Vijaya Kolachalama Receives Outstanding Research Collaborator Award

Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, FAHA, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Computational Biomedicine was awarded an Outstanding Research Collaborator Award as part of the Annual Department of Medicine Evans Days. Dr. Kolachalama’s research interests include phenotyping neurodegeneration, digital pathology, as well as musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases, with a... More

Dr. Joshua Campbell Receives Shipley Prostate Cancer Pilot Grant Award

Source: BU School of Medicine Dr. Joshua Campbell, Assistant Professor Medicine/Computational Biomedicine, received a Shipley Prostate Cancer Pilot Grant Award. Please see below for more information on Dr. Campbell's joint project with Drs. Gerald Denis and Andrew Emili: Protein-protein interactions (PPIs), which constitute an essential step in cell biology that, when disrupted, More

Bioinformatics Analyst – Darren Chiu

Darren Chiu, of the Mazzilli Lab, recently transitioned from Research Technician to Bioinformatics Analyst. Before joining the lab, Darren completed his master’s degree in Immunology at Harvard University, where his research focused on discovering non-coding functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with autoimmune diseases and investigating the regulatory mechanism of... More

New Hire – Jing Yu

Jing Yu recently joined the Section as a Research Study Assistant, working with Dr. Jennifer Beane and Dr. Vijaya Kolachalama. Jing graduated from Boston University in May of 2020, with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Currently she is working on projects pertaining to deep learning approaches to semantic... More

BU Scientists Awarded $1.9 Million to Accelerate Coronavirus Research

Source: The Brink Since the novel and fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus first upended life in the United States and around the world, scientists at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) have dropped nearly every other research project to focus on understanding and combating the virus. Now, BU scientists have received... More