News & Announcements

Computational process zeroes in on top genetic cancer suspects


ICM Faculty Dr. Rachel Karchin and and Ph.D. Graduate Student Hannah Carter have been featured in the JHU Gazette for their work published in the August 15 issue of Cancer Research. “Johns Hopkins engineers have devised innovative computer software that can sift through hundreds of genetic mutations and highlight the DNA changes that are most […]

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ICM Announces Appointment of Dr. Rajat Mittal


The Institute for Computational Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Rajat Mittal as a core faculty member. Dr. Rajat Mittal is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). He received the B. Tech. degree in aeronautical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur in 1989, the M.S. […]

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2009 NHLBI-T15 Short Course successfully concludes another year


The 2009 NHLBI T15 Short Course on Integrative Computational Modeling of the Cardiac Myocyte, held July 20-24 at the Mt. Washington Conference Center, was a resounding success. The course was taught by a team of three ICM faculty and five graduate students. Fifteen participants, including engineering faculty, physicians, and graduate students came together to learn […]

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ICM Announces Appointment of 2 New Faculty Members


The Institute for Computational Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of two new faculty members, Dr. Feilim Mac Gabhann and Dr. Sridevi Sarma. Feilim Mac Gabhann received a BE (Chemical Engineering) from University College Dublin in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. He went on to work […]

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Two Hopkins BME Undergraduates win JHU PURA Awards


Carolyn J. Park and BaoLuo Sun have been selected to receive the Summer 2009 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award. Carolyn and Baoluo will work with ICM faculty Drs. Natalia Trayanova and Raimond Winslow, respectively. Their projects were chosen by a faculty selection committee from a large group of outstanding proposals. The PURA program affords Johns Hopkins […]

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Grace Tan receives 2008 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award


Grace Tan is the recipient of one of the 2008 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards. She will give a presentation discussing her research on Thursday, April 9, in the Glass Pavilion. Grace’s project involved studying life-threatening irregular beats in patients with a common condition called heart failure. She worked with Drs. Trayanova and Winslow. To learn […]

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Grace Tan receives first prize in competition at Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmias Mechanisms


Grace Tan, a senior in the BME undergraduate program, received first prize (tissue-level category) in the trainee poster competition at the Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmias Mechanisms, held in Il Ciocco, Barga, Italy, Feb. 15-20, 2009. Grace was the *only* undergraduate student participant in this conference (out of 160 participants). The trainee competition included […]

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Dr. Vidal receives Sloan Research Fellowship


The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

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New LS-SNP/PDB genome-wide annotation tool available


LS-SNP is a web tool for genome-wide annotation of human SNPs. The current version, LS-SNP/PDB, provides information useful for identifying amino-acid changing SNPs (nsSNPs) that are most likely to have an impact on biological function. The system is kept up-to-date by an automated, high-throughput build pipeline that systematically maps human nsSNPs onto Protein Data Bank […]

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