PI Akpa and colleagues have been awarded funds to support an interdisciplinary research effort blending systems biology, quantitative genetics, and immunology. (Announcement)
Project title: A systems biology approach to assess host transcriptomics and virus kinetics in reproductive gilts in the face of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.
Lead PIs: Belinda Akpa (CVM) & Nick Serão (CALS)
Co-PIs: Johnathan Fogle, Glen Almond, Mark Knaeur
Our thanks to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine for their support!
Dr Akpa thanks the wonderful people at Clemson Chemistry for hosting her for a day of discussing fluorescent nanoparticles, peptoids, antioxidants and more before her seminar on ‘Math + Biochemistry + Physiology: An examination of toxicity and lipid-mediated toxicity reversal using integrative physiological models’.
Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 4:15PM. Dr Akpa will join NCSU’s mathematical biologists to discuss the use of math, biochemistry, and physiology to interrogate differential toxicity.
On October 1st, Dr Akpa spent a day with engineers and pharmaceutical scientists at the University of Iowa, where she gave a talk entitled: “Physiologically based dynamic models reveal the multi-functional nature of antidotal lipid emulsions”. She thanks the faculty and students of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering for a great day in Iowa City.
Dr Akpa joins the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University. Hired as an Assistant Professor of Integrated Synthetic and Systems Biology, Prof Akpa joins engineers, biologists and others as part of an interdisciplinary cluster through the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program.
Thanks to the amazing students of the EMRLab @UIC! It’s been an honor working with you all.