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Special collection featured on PLOS Comput Biol website

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"PLOS Comp Biol is pleased to announce the launch of this new research collection lead by Ruth Nussinov (Editor-in-Chief) and Amarda Shehu."
          

Tatiana wins outstanding presentation

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Congratulations to Tatiana. She won the oustanding presentation prize for her presentation of "A Sampling-based Algorithm for Modeling Protein Conformational Switching" at SIG3D at ISMB 2016.

Our PLoS Comp Biol paper selected for April issue cover

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The review paper by Maximova, Moffatt, Ma, Nussinov, and Shehu, just published on the April issue of PLoS Comp Biol 2016 has also been featured on the front cover . The paper will also be featued on the PLOC blog.

Daniel Veltri defends Ph.D.

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Congratulations to Daniel Veltri, who defended his Ph.D. yesterday, December 1, 2015.

Amarda writes her first-ever blog

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For PLOS Computational Biology, that is, to celebrate the journal's tenth anniversary with a special collection on macromolecular structure and dynamics. The collection is co-edited by Amarda and the journal's EIC, Dr. Ruth Nussinov. Here are links to the the blog and to the collection .

PLOS CB paper is out

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Our PLOS Comp Biol paper is finally out, here .

Irina defends Ph.D.

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Congratulations to Irina. She defended her Ph.D. today, July 27, 2015.

Kevin receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award

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Congratulations to Kevin. He has received the CS Oustanding Graduate Student Award. This now makes two Ph.D. students in the lab that have received such awards.

Kevin defends Ph.D.

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Kevin successfully defended his Ph.D thesis today, on January 13, 2015.

Amarda featured among Mason 2014 Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Awardees

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A nice feature on all 2014 awardees, including Amarda, appears here . Research profiles of awardees are featured here .

Mazyar and Songyue win OSCAR URSP awards

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Congratulations to both Mazyar and Songuye. They have received OSCAR URSP awards for research in our lab for Spring 2015.

Daniel wins BIBM 2014 best student paper award

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Congratulations to Daniel Veltri. His paper on "Improved Prediction of Antimicrobial Peptides Through Distal Sequence-based Features," with authors Daniel Veltri, Uday Kamath, and Amarda Shehu, has won the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE BIBM 2014, Belfast, UK.

Rohan and Pranay are Siemens semifinalists

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Rohan Pandit and Pranay Singh, two Thomas Jefferson high-schoolers who worked with Dr. Shehu during Summer 2014 to prepare a research report for the Siemens competition, have made it to the semifinalist round (top 300 in the nation). Here is the list of semifinalists. We hope they will now make it to the regional finalist round (top 60 in nation), which will be announced soon, and eventually win the team category of the competition.

Daniel receives BIBM travel award

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Daniel Veltri has received a student travel award from IEEE BIBM to go and present his paper "Improved Prediction of Antimicrobial Peptides Through Distal Sequence-based Features" to Belfast, UK.

Amarda wins 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award

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This Mason-wide award is given annually to young scholars who are judged most likely to make significant contributions to their fields.

Irina passes exam and Ph.D. proposal

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Congratulations to Irina. She has passed the comprehensive exam and the Ph.D. proposal exam. She is now on her way to a good Ph.D. thesis.

Lab gets two NSF proposals funded

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Our lab is getting two NSF grants this coming Fall. Both our proposals, to CCF and SSE, were funded. Congratulations to all.

TJ high-school students joining lab this summer

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Two high-school students from Thomas Jefferson high schools will join the lab this summer. The students will work with the other graduate and undergraduate students in the lab on ongoing projects.

Daniel to intern at USDA this summer

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Congratulations to Daniel. He has won a competitive internship program at the USDA this summer.
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