Ivy Foundation Emerging Leader Grant Award 2021
Rebecca Ihrie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
ReMission Summit on brain tumor biology
Fusion of Mathematics and Biology
The Japanese Core-to-core meeting titled "Fusion of Mathematics and Biology" was held online (via Zoom webinar) during October 26-28, 2020. Some participants gathered at an actual venue set up in Osaka University, Japan.
Read Full Write-Up by Naotoshi Nakamura.
Advancing Cancer Treatment
$500,000 NSF Grant
Future Manufacturing Seed Grant
Congratulations to Jamey Young, Ethan Lippman, Alissa Weaver, and John Wilson, who recently received a Future Manufacturing Seed Grant from NSF for their project “Enabling Technologies for Biomanufacturing EV-Based Therapeutics.”
Quantitative Systems Biology Labs
Junior Investigator Meeting for the NCI Cancer Systems Biology Consortium
The 2020 Junior Investigator (JI) Meeting for the NCI Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC), Physical Sciences – Oncology Network (PS-ON), and the Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) was held as a virtual meeting on August 27-28, 2020, bringing together systems biologists, physical scientists, and data scientists who work towards a better understanding of cancer and the resolution of fundamental questions in cancer research. This meeting aims to generate synergy between individuals with diverse skills and shared research interests.
International Student Programs
Visiting student from France
Jérémie Marlhens joined Quaranta Lab from Ecole Normale Superieure De Lyon (France) as a visiting research intern for 6 months. Jérémie worked with Darren Tyson and Quaranta Lab and Lopez Lab students to learn rule-based mechanistic modeling using PySB.
International Group Programs
Collaboration with Japanese group
Naotoshi Nakamura, Specially Appointed Associate Professor in the Center for Mathematical Modeling and Data Science at Osaka University in Japan, joined us as a visiting faculty member at Vanderbilt. Dr. Nakamura worked to develop a mathematical model of the EphA2 receptor pathway, in order to explore its switch-like bistable behavior [promoting vs. inhibiting cell proliferation] in response to microenvironmental factors.
Article | My 3 Weeks in Nashville
Image processing workshop
Darren Tyson, with the help of Mark III, organized a Cell Imaging Hackathon from March 4th-6th, held near Vanderbilt's campus, and welcoming attendees across the Midwest and West Coast to Nashville. Accepted challenges included: Multi-panel image registration Segmentation (competition) Rare cell type identification Quantification of PD1 asymmetry Morphology-based cell type calling.
Collaboration with Fisk Program
Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's to PhD Program
The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to PhD Bridge Program works to improve the demographic representation in STEM. Wajiha Khalid took part in the program, joining the Quaranta Lab.
Focused Working Groups
Single-cell Data Analysis Working Group
This group meets every month to foster a computational biology community within Vanderbilt on single-cell genomics, by creating an interactive discussion and bootcamp style demonstration of software in the field on generated data.