Sara Selitsky Publishes Paper in BMC Bioinformatics on tDRmapper

November 18, 2015

Sara Selitsky is first author on a paper published Nov. 4 in BMC Bioinformatics titled “tDRmapper: challenges and solutions to mapping, naming, and quantifying tRNA-derived RNAs from human small RNA-sequencing data.” Sara is a member of Praveen Sethupathy’s lab.  The paper … Continued

Innovations in Biological Computations Symposium Held

October 27, 2015

The Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Department of Pharmacology held their bi-annual Innovations in Biological Computations Symposium October 27, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Bioinformatics auditorium.  The symposium was well attended, with the auditorium … Continued

Katrina Kutchko Publishes Paper in RNA

June 1, 2015

Congratulations to Katrina Kutchko (Laederach Lab) who co-first authored a paper in RNA titled “Multiple conformations are a conserved and regulatory feature of the RB1 5′ UTR,” where they identified a novel set of RNA structures that affect RB1 expression in patients presenting with … Continued

Chanin Tolson and Meredity Corley Win Poster Awards

June 1, 2015

Congratulations to Chanin Tolson and Meredith Corley (Laederach Lab) who’s posters titled “Autonomous Classification of RNA Structure Change” and “Detecting riboSNitches with RNA folding algorithms: a genome-wide benchmar” both won awards for computational innovation in RNA at the Annual meeting … Continued

John Mellnik receives GEAB Impact Award from UNC

April 13, 2015

John Mellnik (graduate student, Forest Lab) received a 2015 UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award at an April 9 ceremony honoring the recipients. John received the award for his research to create more effective inhalers for patients with … Continued

Mammals are Genetically More Similar to Their Fathers

March 4, 2015

You might resemble or act more like your mother, but a novel research study from Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, Professor in the UNC Department of Genetics, and BCB faculty member, reveals that mammals are genetically more like their dads.  Specifically, … Continued

Meredith Corley publishes paper in Nucleic Acids Research

February 18, 2015

Meredith Corley (graduate student, Laederach Lab) is first author on a paper published last week in Nucleic Acids Research that was titled: “Detecting riboSNitches with RNA folding algorithms: a genome-wide benchmark”. In the paper, Meredith and collaborators evaluate 11 different … Continued