New Petit Institute program for core facilities supporting novel experiments
How chiral systems emerged is one of the key questions of origins-of-life research.
Michael Goodisman studies social behavior of yellow jackets.
The 2020 scholars are a diverse cohort whose expertise spans a wide range of majors, notes chemistry professor Raquel Lieberman.
Researchers have found that conventional culture-based lab tests may misdiagnose as many as half of the microbial causes of diarrheal diseases in...
New high-throughput screen revealed hordenine’s activity.
At a center-wide meeting last month, faculty and trainees came together; all members discussed strategic plans for SCMB, and the junior...
NIH supporting Petit Institute/School of Biological Sciences researcher’s research strategy
Corals exude defenses against bacteria associated with bleaching, but warming disadvantages the defense. Conservation offers limited hope.
A new population genetics study shows that Americans with early European or early African ancestry can also have Native American gene groups.
Congratulations to Joshua Lewis (Ph.D.), George Gruenhagen (M.S.), and Prerna Jain (M.S.) who were recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Students in...
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million grant over five years to advance the clinical potential of bacteriophage to treat...
Work by Facundo Fernandez lands on the cover of the Journal of Proteome Research.
Defying expectations, life building blocks spontaneously linked up in an experiment on how prebiotic chemistry took steps toward becoming the...
Work in in the labs of Raquel Lieberman and Robert Dickson lands on JACS cover
Rising temperatures could affect the microbial communities in northern latitude tundra.
Pamela Peralta-Yahya and colleagues urge federal investment in the field.
Those same antibiotics driving the rise in antibiotic resistant bacterial strains could help defeat them if used as part of an informed strategy...
Collaboration between biologist and physicist leads to groundbreaking discovery.
Georgia Tech recognizes his educational innovations in teaching biology.
Scientists from Georgia Tech and Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology receive $750,000 grant for research.
Research on the early detection of ovarian cancer will get a boost from a new award from the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
The Center for the Origin of Life (COOL) will explore the origins and evolution of life on Earth.
Research from BME/Petit Institute Denis Tsygankov brings new understanding to genetic vascular disease
An evolutionary enigma may have just been cracked: Explaining how the helix of RNA and DNA evolved.
Why the fish-killing anemone spares the clownfish is a scientific mystery that Georgia Tech marine microbiologists are now tackling in fish mucus...
Instinctive behavior may be directly driven be gene regulation, at least researchers were able to match the two up.
An interdisciplinary research team wins funding to study methane clathrates on Earth and on outer moons of the solar system.
An experiment way too bold delivers whopping evidence of the translational system's seminal appearance in evolution.
A new decision support tool could help clinicians choose the right chemotherapy drugs.
How natural can the seawater in a large inland aquarium be? New study at Georgia Aquarium gives scientists a good sign
A new study shows how intercellular communication affects the differentiation of an embryonic stem cell colony over time.
Developing a research career can be tough on family life; flexibility and perseverance pay off.
The winners’ revolutionary discoveries represent a major breakthrough, have saved many lives.
Ubiquitous mineral promotes formation of long peptides, study shows.
They are among eight selected by the American Society for Microbiology in 2018.
Georgia Tech researcher named to MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 List
Researchers have conducted what may be the first study of the aircraft microbiome.
Project consists of three centers, including the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology at Georgia Tech.
Study shows how bacteria behave differently in humans versus the lab.
Funding designed to develop tools and technologies to support Human Cell Atlas and enable new collaborations among scientists, physicians, and...
Dahlman recognized for excellence in teaching
Georgia Tech’s Frank Stewant and Darren Parris, with Jennifer Jones at Rockdale County High School, are the recipients of the 2018 Education...
Joseph Rabinoff and Matthew Torres have each won the 2018 CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.
Georgia Tech has named Jeffrey Skolnick the recipient of the 2018 Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award.
William Ratcliff is the recipient of the 2018 Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award.
Cholera bacteria in gut of zebrafish induces strong intestinal contractions that eventually expel the gut contents.
New research may guide selection of nanoparticles for transporting therapeutic molecules into cells.
It is show time for the Southeast’s talent in chemical biology – the interdisciplinary field that uses chemistry tools and methods to understand...
Asteroids provide information that could help scientists understand how life originated on Earth.
It's time to develop alternate drugs against small infections as a strategy to slow the antibiotic resistance crisis, Georgia Tech evolutionary...
Georgia Tech being a premier institute for computer science was ideal for someone like Nagar who wanted to work at the interface of biology and...
McDonald’s cancer research gets a boost from Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory
Petit Institute core facility at Georgia Tech adds new equipment and services, allowing researchers to dive deeper
Alex earned his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Georgia Tech in 2012. Within the last year, Alex successfully launched two businesses, where he...
The grant will advance efforts to personalize the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Sharing is caring in the fight against cancer with this new open source software project to predict cancer drug effectiveness.
Dahlman’s gene therapy lab thrives in its first year
Jordan lab teams with university in Uganda to build research capacity in Africa
Will study metabolic features predictive of tumor response in head and neck cancers
Evolution has improved upon the genetic foundations of human health ... but could that have changed?
The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could be skewed from the start more often than not, a new study shows.
Researchers have improved the sensitivity and detection capability of the widely-used ESI-MS analytical technique.
A new drug design strategy could boost the odds against developing antibiotic resistance.
Jordan lab research probes the safety of revolutionary mitochondrial replacement therapy
New research from Dixon and Vannberg labs illuminate critical role of courier nanoparticles
What can microorganisms teach us about climate change?
Lisa D. Redding is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Academic Advising – Staff Award.
The National Science Foundation creates podcast from Tech research.
Eliminating textbooks in favor of customized websites is win-win for students and faculty.
Researchers have identified biological signatures in pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease to predict whether they will develop complications....
Georgia Tech is advancing health informatics in ways that will affect the future of health care.
A new testing methodology could accelerate the diagnosis of foodborne bacterial outbreaks.
Joshua Weitz explains study suggesting a link between viruses in our gut and our health.
The ocean's dead zones teem with microbes, studies show. Frank Stewart explains the research.
Eye-popping reduction of tumors achieved with help of siRNA inside targeted delivery gel.
Integrated Cancer Research Center developing new weapons for war on cancer
Joseph Lachance’s Georgia Tech group is one of 74 contributors worldwide
Autoimmunity can contribute to heart disease, diabetes and Crohn's disease. Georgia Tech has been awarded a $2.3 million NIH grant to employ...
For two decades, geneticists have been using computer simulations to reconstruct genes and proteins millions of years old. But do their algorithms...
Interdisciplinary graduate program has nearly perfect job-placement record
New book by Eberhard Voit breaks breaks down complex science for the general reader
Goodman, Hud, and Tsukruk named as Regents' Professor, Harter named as Regents' Researcher
Working memory disturbances wreck the mental coherence of schizophrenia sufferers, yet treatments for it are very limited. Biomedical engineers...
CSE Chair David Bader Attends the White House’s NSCI Anniversary Meeting to Discuss the Country’s HPC Strategic Plan.
Do genetic regulators guide survival strategies in hard times? A tiny mutation in a roundworm says they may well.
Georgia Tech announces the new Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Data Engineering and Science, formed to unite researchers across Georgia...
Researchers have restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line of human pancreatic cancer cells that had developed resistance.
A nanoparticle commonly used in food and other products can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative...
Dixon-Vannberg research supported by Petit Institute Interdisciplinary Seed Grant
Several of our PhD graduates have gone on to careers in academia. The most recent is Jianrong Wang, BINF 2012.
Joel Kostka continue to study the largest accidental oil spill in U.S. history.
A dynamic model for microbial populations in healthy lakes could help scientists understand what’s wrong with sick lakes.
A new study shows the diversity and resourcefulness of Vibrio cholerae, the organism behind the disease cholera.
Lachance Lab receives NIH funding to study the genetics of prostate cancer in African men
Researchers have described microbial communities found in shower hoses at a major U.S. hospital.
The Torres lab has been awarded a four year, $1.2 million grant by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences
A new study has produced a set of biomarkers that may enable development of an accurate ovarian cancer screening test.
Georgia Tech researchers develop portable pattern recognition pipeline
New research by Georgia Tech scientists underscores importance of gene regulation
Cycles of wet and dry conditions may have driven the type of chemical reactions that scientists believe were critical to the formation of life on...
Bioinformatics Professor Selected for Sigma Xi Honor
Tech professor’s biodefense influence keeps growing
May Dongmei Wang, Ph.D. Representing North America in The International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).
Congratulations to Dr. Greg Gibson for being awarded a T32 training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science
New sequencing machine in Vannberg lab speeds up the pace of research and analysis.
A study of 338 patients with coronary artery disease has identified a gene expression profile associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular...
Co-evolution in species may reverse traditional predator-prey population cycles, creating the appearance that prey are eating the predators.
Researchers have shown that a process called DNA methylation can shield duplicate genes from being removed from the genome during natural...
Jeff Skolnick awarded for fostering excellence in scientific research
A professor at Georgia Tech has designed software that combines biological data on the pandemic with demographic data of the at-risk population so...
New Scholar awards provide support for new investigators to help establish their labs.
Ovarian cancer research indicates that cells undergo genetic changes while spreading.
Researchers have shown that temporal niches are important to maintaining biodiversity in natural systems.
Eric Gaucher, associate professor in Georgia Tech's School of Biology, was named as one of 14 young faculty from seven nations to receive an early...
Scientists Turn Back the Clock on Adult Stem Cells Aging
Hector Espitia-Navarro, Bioinformatics PhD Student, defended his thesis on December 9, 2019.
Hamid Hassanzadeh, Bioinformatics PhD Student, defended his thesis on November 20, 2019.
Bioinformatics PhD student Emily Norris defended her thesis on October 23, 2019.
Congratulations to Bioinformatics doctoral student, Alli Gombolay, who was selected for a 2019-20 ARCS Scholar Award Fellowship.
Bioinformatics Graduate Program Welcomes New Students
Congratulations to Alli Gombolay who was selected for the 2019 O'Hara Fellowship
Biao Zeng defended his Bioinformatics Ph.D. thesis on October 31, 2018. Degrees were awarded on December 20, 2018.
Bioinformatics student, Shengyun Peng, defended his Ph.D. thesis on November 5, 2018. Degrees were awarded on December 20, 2018.
Bioinformatics student, Nicholas A. Kovacs, defended his Ph.D. thesis on October 22, 2018. Degrees were awarded on December 20, 2018.
Georgia Tech’s initiatives in bio-inspired solutions to problems drew this outstanding student to Atlanta.
Researchers at the School of Biological Sciences of Georgia Tech with PhD student Alli Gombolay, Dr. Fredrik Vannberg and Dr. Francesca Storici...
On August 17, 2018, Juliana Soto-Giron presented the oral defense of her PhD thesis, entitled, "From Genomes to Metagenomes: Big Data Analysis of...
Congratulations to Yuanbo Wang (PhD) and Sarthak Sharma (MS) who were recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia...
On May 7, 2018, Cai Huang successfully defended his PhD thesis, “k-mer based data structures and heuristics for microbes and cancer.”
Will Overholt is receiving a Ph.D. degree from Georgia Tech’s interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Bioinformatics
On March 14, 2018, Will Overholt successfully defended his PhD Thesis: "The response of marine benthic microbial populations to the Deepwater...
Lu Wang, PhD Bioinformatics, successfully defended her thesis on November 6, 2017.
Congratulations to Shashwat Nagar (MS) and Will Overholt (PhD), who were recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Students in Bioinformatics at Georgia...
Luis Miguel Rodriguez-Rojas graduated with a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics with a minor in Biomedical Engineering.
"Population Genomics of Human Polymorphic Transposable Elements"
“Bioinformatic Tools for Testing Microbial Ecology Theory in Natural Environments through Metagenomics”
"Scalable Mapping-Free Algorithms and K-MER Data Structures for Genomic Analysis"
“Improving Algorithms of Gene Prediction in Prokaryotic Genomes, Metagenomes, and Eukaryotic Transcriptomes”
Juan Gallo, a visiting doctoral student from Colombia, was selected as one of the 10 winners of MIT Technological Reviews Innovators Under 35...
Bioinformatics PhD Student Shiyuyun (Gena) Tang was selected for a $1500 travel award at the Georgia Tech Career, Research, and Innovation...
"Studies in MicroRNA Function and Gene Dysregulation in Ovarian Cancer"
Detection and Characterization of Gene-Fusions in Breast and Ovarian Cancer using High-Throughput Sequencing
PhD student Shiyuyun "Gena" Tang's poster was entitled, "Identification of Protein Coding Regions in RNA Transcripts."
Audano was one of four students selected for an NIH Predoctoral Training Grant awarded to Georgia Tech.
Computational Analysis of Gene Expression in Complex Disease