Elham Azizi Receives a CZI Science Diversity Leadership Award
Elham Azizi has received a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Science Diversity Leadership award for her project titled “Computational Modeling of Regulatory Mechanisms in the Spatial Breast Tumor Microenvironment Purpose.” The $1.15 million grant will support the Azizi lab for five years to develop novel machine learning tools to dissect underlying dysregulated mechanisms in the triple-negative breast tumor microenvironment through integrating spatial multi-omics data.
Congratulations to IICD Associate Member Jellert Gaublomme, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, who was recently awarded a NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (D2P) for his project titled “Spatially Mapping of Pooled in vivo CRISPR Screens in the Tumor Microenvironment.” Read more.
Congratulations to Mackenzie Sky, an intern in the 2022 IICD Summer Research Program, who placed first for best poster presentation at the 2022 MIT IEEE Undergraduate Research Technology Conference. She investigated glioblastoma resistance to temozolomide with single-cell CRISPR base editing in Dr. José McFaline-Figueroa’s laboratory.
Valerio Galanti, PhD student in computer science, joins Andrew Blumberg's group this Fall. Valerio graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022 with an M.A. in Mathematics and a B.S.E. in Computer Science. He is interested in leveraging mathematical tools from geometry and topology to study biological data and improve on existing machine learning methods.