We’re thrilled to welcome Mustafa Farahat to our team! Mustafa has just finished his first year in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering PhD Program at UT-Knoxville. Building on his undergraduate training and research experience in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Iowa State University, he will be developing quantitative systems pharmacology models in support of our drug discovery interests.
“Belinda Akpa applies her diverse expertise and high-performance computing to accelerate the drug discovery process and increase the chances of success when candidate molecules go to clinical trials.” Read more
“ORNL will integrate data about relevant biological processes into the ATOM workflow to increase the chances of success when molecules go to clinical trials.” Read more
“Purpose: The Biosciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory invites qualified persons to apply for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of computational systems physiology and molecular design.
Major Duties/Responsibilities: The position requires collaboration within a multi-disciplinary research environment consisting of experimental biologists, computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians for a project encompassing multiscale modeling, high performance computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in support of molecular design. The skill set of a qualified applicant will be utilized to develop mechanistic systems models for integration with the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) platform for drug discovery and in support of the Laboratory’s missions.”
The EMRLab is very excited to welcome new member Dr Charles Hodgens. Dr Hodgens is joining the NSF-funded collaboration with our plant biology colleagues in Dr Marcela Rojas-Pierce’s lab at NC State University. Charlie is a talented, discipline-crossing biologist who will be responsible for the computational aspects of this research effort. He holds a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology with a Certificate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. Check out the latest publication from his thesis work in the Kieber Lab: Mutagenomics: A rapid, high-throughput method to identify causative mutations from a genetic screen . Welcome Charlie!!!