Older Lab News

  • December 2015. Steven Salzberg is named a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters, in the areas of both computer science and microbiology.
  • October 2015. Postdocs Daehwan Kim and Florian Breitwieser each give plenary talks at the 2015 Genome Informatics Conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
  • September 2015. Two new Ph.D. students join the lab: Jennifer Lu in Biomedical Engineering, and Rachel Sherman in Computer Science.
  • June 22, 2015. NIH awards a new 3-year grant to Steven Salzberg, Kathleen Barnes, and Alex Szalay for a new database to explore 1,000 genomes of African descent.
  • June 1, 2015. NSF awards a new 3-year research grant to Mihaela Pertea for her work on transcriptome reconstruction.
  • May 14, 2015. A consortium including 3 Salzberg lab members publishes a major new study of bee evolution in the journal Science.
  • Mar 30, 2015. Steven Salzberg is named as one of four new Bloomberg Distinguished Professors at Johns Hopkins University.
  • March 9, 2015. Daehwan Kim and colleagues publish HISAT, a highly efficient new method for alignment of RNA-seq reads, in Nature Methods.
  • Feb 23, 2015. Former Salzberg lab students Mike Schatz and Cole Trapnell are both selected as 2015 Sloan Research Fellows.
  • Feb 18, 2015. Ela Pertea and colleagues publish StringTie, a new method for assembly of RNA-seq data, in Nature Biotechnology.
  • Feb. 2, 2015. Florian Breitwieser joins the lab as a new postdoc.
  • Jan 2015. Computer Science Ph.D. student Rachel Coston joins the lab.
  • Sept. 2014. Postdoc Stefan Canzar departs for a new position as Research Assistant Professor at TTIC, Univ. of Chicago.