Department News

Rachel Marty Pyke awarded Siebel Scholarship Award

September 23, 2018

Rachel Marty Pyke, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, has been named a 2019 Siebel Scholar.

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Daniela Nachmanson awarded TRDRP fellowship

June 14, 2018

Daniela Nachmanson, a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, has been awarded a TRDRP (Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program) predoctoral research fellowship.

James Yurkovich: J. Biological Chemistry - cover story

April 12, 2018

Journal of Biological Chemistry cover Dec 1, 2017; illustrates human red blood cell metabolic network

James Yurkovich, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, is the lead author of a cover story in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Summary: In this study, we examined the temperature dependence of the human red blood cell metabolic network. The temperature dependence of biological functions had been previously studied at the levels of individual biochemical reactions and organism physiology (e.g., basal metabolic rates). Biology is inherently multi-scale, and there existed a gap between observing temperature dependence at the scale of an individual reaction and at the physiological level. We used a systems biology approach to define the temperature dependence of individual metabolite profiles, metabolic reaction fluxes, and the entire metabolic network. Our results provided an ex vivo characterization of temperature dependence, which is in contrast to previous studies of individual reactions that are determined through in vitro assays. Further, we provided a baseline characterization of a biochemical network given no transcriptional or translational regulation that can be used to explore the temperature dependence of metabolism. This paper was featured on the cover of the December 1, 2017 issue (Vol. 292, Num. 48); cover artwork by Rockford Penn, Technicity, LLC.

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William Greenwald awarded NIH F31 grant

April 12, 2018

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology graduate student William Greenwald has been awarded an NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship.

William Greenwald and Dylan Skola awarded 2017 ARCS Fellowship

August 11, 2017

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology graduate students William Greenwald and Dylan Skola have each been awarded an ARCS Fellowship for 2017-18.

Benjamin Kellman: Bike Ride from San Diego to San Francisco for AAAS

July 27, 2017

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Ph.D. student Benjamin Kellman organized a bike ride from San Diego to San Francisco to raise money for AAAS.

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Niema Moshiri awarded Distinguished Teaching Award

April 5, 2017

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: Biking for Science

February 16, 2017

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.

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Ruth Williams Wins Major Math Prize

November 17, 2016

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.

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Olga Botvinnik and Gabriel Pratt awarded 2016 ARCS award

November 10, 2016

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology graduate students Olga Botvinnik and Gabriel Pratt have each been awarded an ARCS Fellowship.

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