news

September 1, 2016

The Raphael group has moved! Ben Raphael is now a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. We welcome applications for new students and postdocs.

May 11, 2016

Hsin-Ta Wu successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis, becoming the second Ph.D. recipient in Computational Biology and Computer Science at Brown University. Hsin-Ta will join Natera as a Senior Bioinformatician. Congratulations, Hsin-Ta!

April 27, 2016

Max Leiserson successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis, becoming the inaugural Ph.D. recipient in Computational Biology and Computer Science at Brown University. Max will be a postdoctoral fellow at Microsoft Research, New England in 2016-2017. In Fall 2017, he will become an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland. Congratulations, Max!

September 1, 2015

Dora Erdos joins the group as postdoctoral fellow. Dora completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Boston University. Welcome, Dora!

April 6, 2015

Raphael Lab on the move! Current Ph.D. student Layla Oesper and lab alums Anna Ritz and Crystal Valentine will start faculty positions in Fall 2015, at Carelton College, Reed College, and Amherst College, respectively. Congratulations!

March 31, 2015

Gryte Satas receives an Honorable Mention in the NSF Graduate Fellowship competition. Congratulations, Gryte!

February 1, 2015

Our HotNet2 paper is featured on the cover of Nature Genetics.

January 6, 2015

Nature Reviews Clincal Oncology publishes research highlight of our HotNet2 paper.

December 10, 2014

HotNet2 paper is published in Nature Genetics. Brown Press release; GenomeWeb story and Genomeweb article.

October 1, 2014

Mohammed El-Kebir joins the group as postdoctoral fellow. Mohammed completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at CWI. Welcome, Mohammed!

September 25, 2014

Layla Oesper wins a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations, Layla!

Aug 1, 2014

Matt Reyna joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Matt completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Welcome, Matt!

July 12, 2014

Layla Oesper wins “Best Presentation” at the HiT-Seq workshop for her presentation “Quantifying Tumor Heterogeneity in Whole-Genome and Whole-Exome Sequencing Data”. Congratulations, Layla!

July 8, 2014

Current and former students and postdocs of the Raphael Lab to present 5 research talks at the ISMB 2014. Congratulations to all!

June 30, 2014

Our high school summer research program, funded by an NSF CAREER grant is underway!
This year’s participants include Ava Brignol from Nobel and Greenough School in Dedham, MA, and Anthony Rolland from the Julia R. Masterman School in Philadelphia, PA.

May 5, 2014

The Raphael research group successfully defends the Watson Cup!

March 14, 2014

Iman Hajirasouliha receives a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations, Iman!

February 18, 2014

We have a new group website! Please take a look around and let us know if you see anything broken.

September 2, 2013

An article in Biotechniques describes our HotNet algorithm.

September 1, 2013

Group receives an R01 grant from NIH/NHGRI for “Computational Characterization of Genetic Heterogeneity.”

July 15, 2013

Gryte Satas joins the group from Washington University in St. Louis. Welcome Gryte!

May 23, 2013

Hsin-Ta and Max’s visualization of AML mutations is the Biomedical Picture of the Day.

May 1, 2013

Our group’s contribution’s to The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project highlighted in Brown press release.

April 10, 2013

Our paper on [Genome-Wide Survival Analysis of Somatic Mutations in Cancer])(http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-37195-0_26) wins the Best Paper Award at RECOMB 2013 conference. Congratulations to Fabio and Alexandra!

January 7, 2013

Iman Hajirasouliha joins the group from Simon Fraser University. Welcome Iman!

November 27, 2012

Talk at 2nd The Cancer Genome Atlas Symposium on YouTube.

October 3, 2012

Group receives an NSF grant for big data analysis, as part of NSF’s Big Data Initiative.

March 30, 2012

Max Leiserson receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

March 1, 2012

Article in The Scientist discuses our Dendrix algorithm.

Feb. 8, 2012

Quoted in Nature Methods article on structural variation.

Nov. 30, 2011

Talk at The Cancer Genome Atlas Symposium on YouTube.

Oct. 17, 2011

The Cancer Genome Atlas article on HotNet.

Sept 20, 2011

Brown news feature describes HotNet contribution to The Cancer Genome Atlas.

June 13, 2011

Brown news story describes work on RNA splicing motifs, a collaboration with Will Fairbrother and Eric Lim.

April 5, 2011

Layla Oesper receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

January 3, 2011

Group receives R01 grant from NIH/NHGRI: Computational Approaches For Structural Variation Studies In Genomes.

December 16, 2010

Ben Raphael receives NSF CAREER award: CAREER: Algorithms for Next-Generation Genomics.

September 22, 2010

Crystal Kahn defends Ph.D. dissertation: Algorithms for Analyzing Human Genome Rearrangements.

August 15, 2010

Ben Raphael and Eli Upfal receive NSF grant: III: Small: Algorithmic Approaches for Pathway and Gene Group Analysis in Genetic Studies.

July 18, 2010

GenomeWeb article on strobe sequencing collaboration with Pacific Biosciences.

June 24-25, 2010

RECOMB Computational Cancer Biology (RECOMB-CCB 2010)

February 16, 2010

Ben Raphael receives Sloan Research Fellowship.

April 2, 2009

Genome Technology article “Genomics of Cancer.”

November 4, 2008

Scientific American’s “Where Are They Now?” finds Ben here.

April 1, 2008

Anna Ritz receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

September 18-20, 2007

RECOMB Computational Cancer Biology.

December 19, 2006

Microinversions paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Brown story. UCSD story. Drug Discovery News article.

December 1, 2006

Genome Technology names Ben Raphael one of Tomorrow’s PIs.

March 15, 2006

Cancer Genomes.

Earlier News

Burroughs Wellcome Award.

Genome Rearrangements and Cancer.

Article on the Graduate Mathematics Consulting Group.