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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

Deep Learning Algorithm Outperforms Experts in Making Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Source: The Brink Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Today, more than five million Americans are living with the neurodegenerative disorder, and that number is predicted to rise to 14 million by 2050. Yet, because different people have different symptoms, it can be hard... More

AI Algorithm Can Accurately Predict Risk, Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: BU School of Medicine Researchers have developed a computer algorithm based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can accurately predict the risk for and diagnose Alzheimer’s disease using a combination of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), testing to measure cognitive impairment, along with data on age and gender. The AI strategy, based... More

Novel respiratory cell changes identified from cigarette smoke exposure

Source: Medical Press Cigarette smoking changes the types of cells that are present in the respiratory track and some biological processes necessary for detoxification of cigarette smoke are restricted to specific types of cells. "Our study describes novel respiratory cell changes that result from cigarette smoke exposure that may be associated with the development... More