05-25-22 The 23rd Computational Cell Biology workshop took place at R. D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) on May 23-25th. For 3 days more than 40 online participants learnt how to use VCell, COPASI and SpringSalad software tools for modeling of cell biology systems. 16 participants participated in the “project track”, working individually with CCAM staff on developing their modeling projects. CCB workshop
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.
Congratulations to Ashkan Novin and Kshitiz on their fellowship.
05-04-22 Ashkan Novin (graduate student) and Kshitiz (PI) from Evolutionary Medicine Group led by Kshitiz received the prestigious RNA Therapeutics Fellowship by Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to create a commercial idea to prevent cancer from spreading.
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.
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!