Posts by Sue Levison

Genomic Data Commons heralds new era of data sharing for cancer research

Genomic Data Commons heralds new era of data sharing for cancer research

The Genomic Data Commons, a next-generation platform that enables unprecedented data access, analysis and sharing for cancer research, publicly launched at the University of Chicago on June 6, opening the door to discoveries for this complex set of diseases.

The Genomic Data Commons went live with approximately 4.1 petabytes of data from National Cancer Institute-supported research programs, including some of the largest and most comprehensive cancer genomics datasets in the world—such as The Cancer Genome Atlas and Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments and more than 14,000 anonymized patient cases. One petabyte equals 1 million gigabytes.

Charlene Hoi Thesis Defense

Charlene Hoi Thesis Defense

Charlene's Defense Party4.20.2016

Charlene Hoi (Ilaria Rebay Lab) successfully defended her thesis on April 20, 2016  -“INTERACTIONS BETWEEN EYES ABSENT AND JAK/STAT SIGNALING DURINGDROSOPHILA DEVELOPMENT”  Congratulations Charlene!

Possible trigger of multiple sclerosis discovered –

Possible trigger of multiple sclerosis discovered –

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A new study by GGSB faculty member, Brian Popko PhD, finds the death of a specific class of brain cells triggers one of the hallmarks of multiple sclerosis

Barry Aprison named 2015 AAAS fellow –

Barry Aprison named 2015 AAAS fellow –

uch_045605-1Barry Aprison, PhD, a senior lecturer in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and education and outreach director for the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology has been named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Chai Bandlamudi Thesis Defense

Chai Bandlamudi Thesis Defense

Chai Bandlamudi (Kevin White Lab) successfully defended his thesis on December 10, 2015- “Discovery and characterization of novel somatic and widespread inherited polymorphic fusion genes in humans”

Congratulations Chai!

Bryce Van de Geijn Thesis Defense

Bryce Van de Geijn Thesis Defense

IMG_4488Bryce van de Geijin (Jonathan Pritchard Lab) successfully defended his thesis on November 20, 2015  – “Genomic tools for robust quantitative trait locus discovery and interpretation.”   Bryce has accepted a Postdoctoral position at Harvard University and will be working in the Alkes Price lab. Congratulations Bryce!