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Charting a map to the heart: Researchers receive grant to create a cell atlas of the human heart - Featuring Anindita Basu and Sebastian Pott

02/14/2020

Two University of Chicago scientists are part of an international team of researchers awarded a three-year, nearly $4 million grant to define every cell type in the human heart.

Proper heart development all about timing - Featuring Ivan Moskowitz

02/14/2020

Much like babies at birth, stem cells harbor the magic of possibility. A stem cell has the potential to become a multitude of different adult cells within the body. It could eventually mature—or differentiate—into a fat cell or heart cell or nerve cell, for example.

UChicago research teams receive grants to map every cell type of the human gut

01/31/2020

Two University of Chicago research teams have received funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to contribute to building a Gut Cell Atlas, a collaborative effort that aims to define every type of cell in the human ileum (the last part of the small intestine) and colon.

Twenty-three UChicago faculty receive named, distinguished service professorships - Featuring Matthew Stephens

01/31/2020

Matthew Stephens has been named the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Human Genetics and the College.  Stephens’ research focuses on a wide variety of problems at the interface of statistics and genetics. His lab often tackles problems where novel statistical methods are required, or can learn something new compared with existing approaches. Much of that work involves developing new statistical methodologies, many of which have a non-trivial computational component.

Past low social status leaves long-lasting scars in the immune system, new study finds - Featuring Luis Barreiro

11/11/2019

Past low social status leaves long-lasting scars in the immune system, new study finds

Geneticist Luis Barreiro finds that adult monkeys' previous status in their community's social hierarchy had a lingering effect on how their genes behaved. 

Mengjie Chen - One of Four University of Chicago scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships

02/19/2019

Early-career faculty identified as field’s most promising scholars

Four University of Chicago faculty members have earned prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, awarded to early-career scholars whose achievements and potential mark them as the next scientific leaders.

Congratulations John Blischak - 2018 Winner of Nan Xiao Prize for Computational Reproducibility

12/17/2018

Thanks to a generous gift from Human Genetics Alum Nan Xiao, the Department of Human Genetics is pleased to announce the establishment of the "Nan Xiao prize for computational reproducibility".

Congratulations  John Blischak - 2018 winner of the "Nan Xiao prize for computational reproducibility"  for his leadership role in computational reproducibility in applications, and especially development of the R package workflow.