Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Aaron Mitchell Named Department Head

Aaron Mitchell has been named head of the Department of Biological Sciences. He has been serving as acting department head for the the last year. A member of the Carnegie Mellon ... Read More »

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Monday, May 2, 2016

M.S. Thesis Defense for the degree of Master of Science in Computational Biology

Yifan Xue

"Multidomain Protein Evolution Simulator”
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9:30 a.m.
GHC 6501

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

M.S. Thesis Defense for the degree of Master of Science in Computational Biology

Charlotte Darby

"Classifying Horizontal Gene Transfer: Steps Toward a Xenolog Conjecture"
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9:30 a.m.
Mellon Institute 409

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

M.S. Thesis Defense for the degree of Master of Science in Computational Biology

Rene Francolini

"Analysis of ChIP-Seq Data to Determine Functional Uses of Primary and Secondary Tbrain Motifs"
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1:30 p.m.
Mellon Insititute Social Room

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Departmental Seminar

Xue Han, Ph.D.
Boston University

"Tools and Principles to Understand Neural Networks of Parkinson’s Disease”

Host: Marcel Bruchez, Ph.D.

12:00 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Journal Club

Philip Davidson & Sarit Goswami

3:30 p.m.
Mellon Institute Conference Room

Monday, May 9, 2016

M.S. Thesis Defense for the degree of Master of Science in Computational Biology

Linglin Huang

3:00 p.m.
GHC 7501

Recent Publications

Mitchell AP. Microbiology: Fungus produces a toxic surprise. Nature (2016). 2016 Mar 30.

Kormuth KA, Woolford JL Jr, Armitage BA. Homologous PNA Hybridization to Noncanonical DNA G-Quadruplexes. Biochemistry. 2016 Mar 29;55(12):1749-57.

Pafundo DE, Nicholas MA, Zhang R, Kuhlman SJ. Top-Down-Mediated Facilitation in the Visual Cortex Is Gated by Subcortical Neuromodulation. J Neurosci. 2016 Mar 9;36(10):2904-14

Xu W, Solis NV, Filler SG, Mitchell AP. Gene Expression Profiling of Infecting Microbes Using a Digital Bar-coding Platform. J Vis Exp. 2016 Jan 13;(107).

Yu Y, Lee HC, Chen KC, Suhan J, Qiu M, Ba Q, Yang G. Inner membrane fusion mediates spatial distribution of axonal mitochondria. Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 8;6:18981

Mitchell AP. The New Shape of EC. Eukaryot Cell. 2015 Dec;14(12):1151-2.

Chandrasekaran S, Navlakha S, Audette NJ, McCreary DD, Suhan J, Bar-Joseph Z, Barth AL. Unbiased, High-Throughput Electron Microscopy Analysis of Experience-Dependent Synaptic Changes in the Neocortex. J Neurosci. 2015 Dec 16;35(50):16450-62.

Johnson GR, Li J, Shariff A, Rohde GK, Murphy RF. Automated Learning of Subcellular Variation among Punctate Protein Patterns and a Generative Model of Their Relation to Microtubules. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Dec 1;11(12):e1004614.

Cheetham CE, Grier BD, Belluscio L. Bulk regional viral injection in neonatal mice enables structural and functional interrogation of defined neuronal populations throughout targeted brain areas. Front Neural Circuits. 2015 Nov 5;9:72.

Spealman P, Wang H, May G, Kingsford C, McManus CJ. Exploring Ribosome Positioning on Translating Transcripts with Ribosome Profiling. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1358:71-97.

Stolzer M, Siewert K, Lai H, Xu M, Durand D. 2015. Event inference in multidomain families with phylogenetic reconciliation. BMC Bioinformatics, Oct 2;16 Suppl 14:S8


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Thesis: Biophysics of encapsidated DNA states in viruses and their role for infectivity
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