Recent News

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.

CBM Faculty Members Awarded CTSI 2021 Integrated Pilot Grants

Congratulations to Drs. Jennifer Beane, Joshua Campbell, Vijaya Kolachalama and Sarah Mazzilli for receiving Integrated Pilot Grants from BU Clinical & Translational Science Institute. Please see below for more information on their awards. Identifying Coding and Non-Coding Genomic Alterations Associated with Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African American Men Recipients: Christopher Heaphy, Joshua... More

Subchondral bone length in knee osteoarthritis: A deep learning derived imaging measure and its association with radiographic and clinical outcomes

(Source: Wiley Online Library) New Publication from Dr. Vijaya Kochalama, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Computational Biomedicine. Please see below for a brief summary and click the link to read the full article. Objective Develop a bone shape measure that reflects the extent of cartilage loss and bone flattening in... More

Thesis Defenses – Zhe Wang and Ke Xu

Congratulations to CBM PhD candidates Zhe Wang and Ke Xu, who both passed their thesis defenses on Thursday, April 8. Zhe Wang, of the Campbell lab, defended his thesis entitled“Enhancing Preprocessing and Clustering of Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Data” and Ke Xu, of the Spira/Lenburg lab, defended his thesis entitled “Airway... More