2006 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D. Student Nan Song Wins Mellon College of Science's Graduate Student Travel Award

Ph.D. Student Nan Song Wins Mellon College of Science's Graduate Student Travel Award

Nan Song, a Ph.D. student in Biological Sciences whose work is in the field of computational biology, has been awarded the annual Mellon College of Science Graduate Student Travel Award.

The purpose of the award is to allow graduate students to make presentations at key conferences in their fields. Song was selected out of ten applicants from across the entire College.

The award will allow Song to attend the 4th RECOMB Comparative Genomics Satellite Workshop (RCG) at the University of Montreal in September, where she will present her paper, entitled "Domain Architecture in Homolog Identification." The RCG is an international meeting that focuses on genome comparison.

"Because this workshop is a small, specialized meeting," Song said, "I will be able to interact closely with specialists in the field, make professional connections and establish a scientific reputation outside Carnegie Mellon, which will help me achieve my career goal of becoming an established independent researcher in computational genomics."