Niema Moshiri, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, has been selected by the UCSD Academic Senate as a recipient of the 2016/17 Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Students.
Benjamin Kellman, a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, is biking along the California Pacific Coast to fundraise for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Professor Ruth Williams in the Department of Mathematics has been awarded the 2016 John von Neumann Theory Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics.
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.