Bioinformatics & Systems Biology graduate students Olga Botvinnik and Gabriel Pratt have each been awarded an ARCS Fellowship.
Rachel Marty has been awarded an NSF GROW fellowship to conduct research in cancer immunology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. The project entails computationally categorizing immune regions of the genome, such as HLA and KIR, and deciphering their roles in cancer. The NSF GROW (Graduate Resarch Opportunities Worldwide) Fellowship provides opportunities for students to engage in international research collaborations abroad. Rachel Marty received a B.S. in Computer Science with a specialization in Bioinformatics at UCSD and is currently in the Ph.D. program in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at UCSD.
Olga Botvinnik, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, is featured in a story about women in the open source software community.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Graduate Research Fellowships to Ph.D. student Rachel Marty in the graduate Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program and to Max Shen in the undergraduate Bioinformatics program.
Trey Ideker has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Olga Botvinnik, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, has been awarded the 2014 John Hunter Fellowship. The focus of her Fellowship will be to create open source analysis software for the single-cell and biology communities, and to pioneer data, code sharing, and computational reproducibility within the single-cell and RNA biology communities.