Carnegie Mellon Will Help Build 3D Cellular Map of Human Body
Four Computational Biology Department faculty are part of a research team that received $2 million to help the National Institutes of Health build a 3D map of the human body. NIH plans to provide $54 million over four years to a number of teams to create the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP). CMU will lead a HuBMAP Computational Tools Center team that will provide computational methods necessary for analyzing and modeling the large amounts of data that will be acquired by the other HubMAP centers. The Center will be led by Ziv Bar-Joseph, professor of computational biology and machine learning. The other CMU participants will be Robert F. Murphy, head of the Computational Biology Department; and Carl Kingsford and Jian Ma, both associate professors of computational biology. The center will have two co-principal investigators, Benedict Paten, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Sarah Teichmann, head of cellular genetics at Wellcome Sanger Institute.