News and Other Announcements
- Fellowships and Scholarships! (05/2019): Incredible news for the Crawford Lab group! First, Emily Winn (Brown Applied Mathematics PhD) was awarded an National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for her proposed work on using information theoretic measures to better understand gene subnetworks that influence complex traits. Soon after that, Gabrielle Ferra (Brown Applied Mathematics-Biology Concentrator) was awarded a prestigous Barry Goldwater Scholarship in the Mathematical Sciences. Congratulations, Emily and Gabby! So very well deserved!
- Dr. Crawford Invited to Give Talk in Upcoming Seminar Series (05/2019): On May 2nd, Lorin will be giving a talk entitled "A Statistical Pipeline for Feature Selection and Association Mapping with 3D Shapes" at the University of California Irvine Department of Statistics Seminar Series. The abstract and more information may be found here.
- Dr. Crawford named 2019 Sloan Research Fellow (03/2019): Lorin is one of 126 early-career scholars named as 2019 Sloan Research Fellows from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Three other Brown University faculty were also recognized as the “next generation of scientific leaders”. Of this recognition, Dr. Crawford said, "It is a true honor! So many of my favorite scientists (and people) have received this fellowship, and I am so humbled and excited to follow in their footsteps." Featured press about the award can be found in News from Brown and the Brown Daily Herald. Congrats Lorin! Awesome job!
- New Collaborative Project in PLoS Genetics (02/2019): A new paper coauthored by Lorin with Dan Runcie, from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California Davis, is out in PLoS Genetics! The manuscript is entitled "Fast and general-purpose linear mixed models for genome-wide genetics." The significant contribution of this work is that it provides an approach for accelerating GWAS with multi-component mixed models. The corresponding method is entitled Grid-LMM and software can be downloaded here. Congrats to Dan and Lorin! Fantastic work!
- Dr. Crawford Invited to Give Talk in Upcoming Seminar Series (12/2018): On December 5th, Lorin will be giving a talk entitled "Variable Prioritization in 'Black Box' Statistical Methods" at the University of Connecticut Statistics Colloquium. The abstract and more information may be found here.
- Dr. Crawford Named in Forbes' 30 Under 30 Class of 2019 (11/2018): Lorin was recently named to the 2019 class in Forbes' 30 Under 30 for science! So awesome! More detail about the exciting work going on the lab, as well as more information about the other amazing list makers may be found here.
- Dr. Crawford Invited to Give Talk in Upcoming Seminar Series (10/2018): On November 8th, Lorin will be giving a talk entitled "Variable Prioritization in 'Black Box' Statistical Methods" at the University of Michigan Biostatistics Seminar. The abstract and more information may be found here.
- Dr. Crawford to Participate at the Harvard Data Science Initiative Conference (09/2018): Lorin will be a panelist speaking on personalized medicine at the upcoming Harvard Data Science Initiative Conference taking place on October 17th and 18th. More information about the event may be found here.
- Dr. Crawford to Give Pattern Theory Seminar (09/2018): On October 3rd, Lorin will be giving a talk in the Pattern Theory Lunch Seminar Series in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. The talk will take place at 12pm in Room 110 of 182 George St. The official seminar schedule may be found here.
- Two New Students Start Rotations in the Lab (09/2018): Emily Winn and Pinar Demetci have officially started rotating in the Crawford Lab. Emily is a 2nd year PhD student in the Brown Division of Applied Mathematics, while Pinar is just beginning her doctoral work in Computational Biology with a focus in Computer Science. Welcome to the group!
- New Collaborative Project in Nature Communications (09/2018): A new paper, led by collaborators from the Wood Lab at Duke, is out in Nature Communications! The paper is entitled "Systematic Mapping of BCL-2 Gene Dependencies in Cancer Reveals Molecular Determinants of BH3 Mimetic Sensitivity." The significant contribution of this work is that it provides roadmap for targeting BCL-2 family dependencies in human cancers. Congrats to all of the authors!
- Alan Starts Rotation in the Lab (07/2018): Alan DenAdel, a former bioinformatics scientist at Illumina and current Brown Graduate School Presidential Fellow, has joined the Crawford Lab as he matriculates into the Computational Biology doctoral program. Welcome!
- Dr. Crawford Receives Savage Award (06/2018): Lorin received the 2017 Savage Award in Applied Methodology at the 2018 International Society for Bayesian Analysis World Meeting for his dissertation entitled "Bayesian Kernel Models for Statistical Genetics and Cancer Genomics." More details on this story can be found here.
- Dana Joins the Lab (05/2018): Dana Udwin, an incoming 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biostatistics in the Brown School of Public Health, has officially joined the Crawford Lab. Dana's research interests sit at the intersection of interpretable machine learning and statistical genetics. Welcome!
- Dr. Crawford Recieves COBRE Grant (03/2018):
Lorin received an institutional pilot award from the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease (CBHD). The proposed study will provide comprehensive statistical tools for modeling and mapping epistasis in array- and sequence-based genome-wide association studies with dichotomous traits. The goal of the COBRE CBHD Pilot Award Program is to identify and support activities of talented junior investigators working on human disease related questions that require computational analyses of complex data sets. More details on this story can be found here.