Author: Susan M Staurovsky

Paola Wins Worldwide Interstellar Initiative Alumni Program

05-18-22 Congratulations to Paola Vera-Licona for winning the competitive Worldwide Interstellar Initiative Alumni Program. Paola, along with her collaborators, won the award from the New York Academy of Sciences and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. This collaborative program brings international scientists together, early in their careers, as a means of fostering scientific achievements. See UConn Today for the complete article.

Publication for the Evolutionary Medicine Group

02-02-22 Yasir Suhail from Evolutionary Medicine Group led by Kshitiz published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), mapping the genetic and transcriptional across mammals with different placental invasion. Kshitiz lab, along with Gunter Wagner at Yale had previously advanced a theory “Evolved Levels of Invasability” drawing a causation between type of pregnancy in mammals, and rates of cancer malignancy in mammals.
Ref: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2111256119

Dr. Eran Agmon joins CCAM as new Assistant Professor

04-13-22 CCAM has hired a new faculty member, Dr. Eran Agmon, who will join us in July. Dr. Agmon was a postdoc at Stanford and Columbia and has a PhD from Indiana University. Eran’s research is in computational biology, focusing on whole cell models and microbiome. He is also the main developer of the multiscale simulation software Vivarium. Welcome to CCAM and UConn Health, Eran!

Les Receives Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Award

04-05-22 Last April 2021, Les Loew and five other faculty were recognized for their achievement of Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. Today, Les and his colleagues received their medals and plaques for this most notable achievement. Congratulations to Les and his colleagues. CCAM is proud to have you as am amazing colleague Les, and grateful for all your contributions to science you have made over the course of your career.