The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Bioinformatics and Genomics News

Six Huck Institutes students of notable achievement honored with awards
Doctoral student Divyanshi Srivastava has been awarded the Academic Computing Fellowship. The fellowship, established in 1987, is offered through a partnership between the Graduate School and Penn State Information Technology Services.
Jordan Hughey doctoral student in the Bioinformatics and Genomics program, has been selected as a fellow for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) in 2018
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How Penn State’s annual data reproducibility boot camp has shaped data collection in the biological sciences
$2.4M program is designed to train the next generation of biomedical scientists
President Eric Barron's letter to the University community
Attention Huck Institutes Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) chairs and faculty: The Huck Institutes is seeking nominations for exceptional graduate students to be highlighted on the Huck Institutes website and social media.
Over the past two years, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, with the assistance of members of Penn State’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, has built and implemented a developmental system for graduate students in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs (IGDPs) in the life sciences.
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of Huck Graduate Research Innovation (GRI) Grants.
Yin Tang, a graduate student in the Bioinformatics and Genomics program who is co-advised by Sally Assmann and Phil Bevilacqua, recently won a University of California, Berkeley Center for Computational Biology Outstanding Oral Poster Prize for his presentation at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2016 meeting in Orlando, Florida.
The Huck Institutes is now accepting research proposals from students for the 2016 Huck Graduate Research Innovation (GRI) Grants. The Huck GRI Grants succeed the 2015 Huck Graduate Dissertation Research Grants and 2014 Huck Institutes Graduate Enrichment Awards.
An $80,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with matching support from the University, will fund five years of advanced training in data reproducibility and entrepreneurship.
The greater than three-fold increase in autism diagnoses among students in special education programs in the United States between 2000 and 2010 may be due in large part to the reclassification of individuals who previously would have been diagnosed with other intellectual disability disorders, according to new research led by Santhosh Girirajan.
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is pleased to announce the recipients of the Huck Dissertation Research Grants for 2015.
The discovery of a gene involved in determining the melting point of cocoa butter -- a critical attribute of the substance widely used in foods and pharmaceuticals -- will likely lead to new and improved products, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Research project, with George Perry, on Eastern mountain lion uses ancient DNA sample from 'Original Nittany Lion'
NSF award will provide funding for Medvedev to develop algorithms for big genomic data
The Huck Institutes are now soliciting applications for a second round of J. Lloyd Huck Dissertation Research Grants (previously known as Huck Graduate Enrichment Awards) -- giving exceptional Huck graduate students up to $5,000 to spend on their individual research projects.
Reka Albert, James Broach, Katherine Freeman, Eric Harvill, Susan McHale, and Rongling Wu are among the faculty awarded a distinguished professorship by the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.