The Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics Celebrates Five Years
The Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics celebrates five years. The idea of creating an Institute to bridge the gap between mathematical sciences and cancer research started in 2016. In the Spring of 2018, President Lee C. Bollinger appointed Simon Tavaré to establish the Institute and the IICD became a reality.
On June 14th, Simon Tavaré, Professor of Statistics and Biological Sciences and Herbert and Florence Irving Director, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of St Andrews, “in recognition of his major contribution to computational biology, statistics and the study of cancer.” Read more.
Sanja Vicković, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (in the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics), was awarded a two-year grant from Target ALS for her project titled "Creating a spatial genomics resource for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Frontotemporal Dementia (ALS-FTD) neuropathies." Read more.
The IICD Welcomes Three New Members
Anne van Delft, Assistant Professor of Statistics, joins the Institute as an Associate Member. Her research focuses on stochastic processes that take values in function spaces. Anne is especially interested in development of appropriate statistical theory to further advance methods in cell biology and genomics. Read more.
Craig Fouts is pursuing a master in applied mathematics and working as a visiting researcher at the New York Genome Center. Under the joint mentorship of Sanja Vickovic and Bianca Dumitrascu, he is interested in developing statistical machine-learning tools and designing probabilistic models for single-cell genomics. Read more.
Mingxuan Zhang is a new PhD student in the Molecular Therapeutics and Systems Biology Departments co-mentored by Elham Azizi and Andrea Califano. His research focuses on developing novel probabilistic learning models for multiomics data that decode cancer dynamics under molecular therapies with interaction networks and graphs. Read more.
Velocity: Columbia's Ride to End Cancer
For the third year in a row, we are ready to take on the challenge once again to support Your Velocity - with a bigger team! Our team is planning to hike, and some of our members will join the ride on October 8th! Help us support the life-saving research and comprehensive care for patients and their families at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) by joining our team or donating.
An exciting symposium on "Single Cell Mapping in Development & Cancer" will take place at NYU Langone on September 18th, 2023. This symposium will bring together leading experts in the field to discuss the latest advancements and breakthroughs in single cell mapping technologies and their applications in understanding development and cancer.