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Spring 2020 Graduation
Congratulations to our spring graduates in bioinformatics! Bachelor of Science Leila Alickovic, Ramtin Deljouei, Daanish Fiaz, Dalton J. Huey, Amay V. Iyer, Brenna H. Kent, Srikethan Mahavadi, Joshua R. Morris, Rashmi A. Naidu, Sarah O. Otih, Karun Rajesh, Perraychudhan Saravanane, Sohail A. Syed, Shravani S. Wadwekar Master of Science Brenna H. Kent, August W. Thomas, Angel O. Wong [...]

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Bioinformatics Student Named Goldwater Scholar
Bioinformatics junior Nana Afia Twumasi-Ankrah was one of two VCU students selected for the Goldwater Scholarship, the premier national scholarship for undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math students. Read the full story here [...]

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Answers in the rock pools
Bioinformatics and Honors College student Nasita Islam discovered a way to find bacteriophages in water samples — now she’s teaching her peers her methods of discovery. Our student Nasita Islam is the focus of an article in VCU News. Read the full story here. [...]

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Faculty Position in Bioinformatics/Data Science
The Center for the Study of Biological Complexity (CSBC) at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a full-time renewable term (non-tenure track) faculty position in Bioinformatics/Data Science with an anticipated start date of August 2020. As part of VCU Life Sciences (lifesciences.vcu.edu), the Center is committed to interdisciplinary training and research that connects investigators across [...]

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LaMont Cannon Joins Center Faculty
The path LaMont Cannon, Ph.D. took to become an Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity has come full circle. A graduate of Midlothian High School, which sits across the James River from Richmond and VCU’s Monroe Park Campus, Dr. Cannon has spent time working around the world and recently settled [...]

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Fall 2019 Graduation
Congratulations to our fall graduates in bioinformatics! Bachelor of Science Emaan Chaudry, Colin G. Hawkes, Jeetika Sainani, Ria K. Shah Master of Science Ruairidh M.Barlow, Nikhita P. Puthuveetil [...]

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International Student Achievement
Congratulations to Andrelisse Arruda, a researcher from the Federal University of Rondonia in Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil. She recently completed her dissertation from the Federal University of Amazonas, co-advised by our own Dr. Shozo Ozaki, and presented a poster based on part her dissertation at the 1° Congresso de Biodiversidade e Biotecnologia de Amazônia [1st [...]

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Bioinformatics Students Take 3rd Place in VCU HealthHacks Challenge
Three of our Master’s students in Bioinformatics (Molly Creighton, Stephen Hepper, and Thomas Stack) recently participated in the fourth annual VCU HealthHacks medical hackathon. Teaming up with three undergraduates from Biomedical Engineering (Zahraa Al-azzawi, Wesam Elhawabri, and Samiya Majid), the team of six successfully took third place in the event. The theme for VCU HealthHacks [...]

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Bret Boyd Joins Center Faculty
Dr. Bret Boyd, Ph.D., looks out his office window from Harris Hall at the heart of the Monroe Park Campus in Richmond, his new hometown. Dr. Boyd is settling in as the new assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity (CSBC), and recently arrived from another college town, Athens, Georgia. Dr. [...]

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Undergraduate Nasita Islam presents at the SEA PHAGES symposium
Undergraduate student Nasita Islam presented a poster at the 11th Annual SEA PHAGES symposium held at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus and spoke about her project a month ago at the Rice River Center. This study, which began in the summer of 2018, examined bacteriophages in rock pools, three of whose genomes were submitted to [...]

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