On January 27th, members of DBMI celebrated Professor Peter Park's promotion to tenure as a Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. He has been a pioneer in the field of bioinformatics and has been a great mentor to many. For the full story and pictures, read the news article featured on the HMS DBMI website.
The lab has quickly grown over the past few months with the addition of several new members. In September, Geoff joined us from Mario de Bono's lab in Cambridge (UK). In October, Anna joined us as the project coordinator after working as a coordinating paralegal at Fragomen Worldwide. In January, Giorgio joined us after completing his doctoral work at the Italian Institute of Technology/European Institute of Oncology in Italy.
We have had several new people joining the lab in the past few months. In February, Dhawal joined us from Peter Becker's lab in Munich and Su joined us from Shirley Liu's lab at Tongji University/Dana-Farber. In April, Tiziana joined us from the University of Padova in Italy; Vince joined us from the Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (Detlef Weigel's group) in Tübingen; Alison joined us as a junior scientific programmer after her bachelor's studies in biology/archaeological studies at Yale and master's studies in biological sciences at Cambridge (UK). Read more about More new members!
Isidro Cortes and Max Sherman joined the lab in January. Isidro comes from Institut Pasteur in Paris, where he applied machine learning methods to modeling of biochemical compounds. Max comes after finishing his master's degree in statistics at the University of Cambridge and a brief stint in NYC. Also, a belated welcome to Scott Ouellette, who joined us in September as a scientific programmer.
Congrats for Francesco! It took a long time, but this paper has finally come out. An accompanying review features a section on how to use genomics to evaluate potency and provenance of pluripotent stem cells by Francesco and Peter, as well as analysis by Ruibin. (image from Science News) Read more about STAP cell re-analysis published in Nature