Dispatches

Chuyue Yang presents at Undergraduate Research & Arts Exposition

Sophomore Chuyue Yang was amongst a small number of undergraduate students selected to give an oral presentation at the Northwestern Undergraduate Research & Arts Exposition on June 2nd 2014. During her 2 years of research in the lab so far, she has investigated the usage of specific genetic motifs in ...

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Want to do complex systems research?

Of course you do! The Amaral lab currently has several openings for Postdoctoral Fellows that we are looking to fill immediately. The main website page succinctly describes our main research areas (complex systems, systems biology, and science of science) and we currently have a number of exciting projects that focus ...

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Xiaohan Zeng awarded Ph.D.

On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 Xiaohan Zeng “Han” successfully defended his PhD thesis.

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Patrick McMullen appointed Senior Scientist by The Hamner Institutes

Dr. Patrick McMullen and alumnus of the Amaral lab has been appointed as a Senior Scientist by The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences . McMullen is “mapping the mechanisms that translate a cellular input into a specific response”, with a focus on toxicity pathways.

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Daniel Stouffer receives Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Dr. Daniel Stouffer, currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences at University of Canterbury, and an alumnus of the Amaral lab was awarded a prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand. The NZ$800,000 fellowship will fund Stouffer’s research for the next five years. ...

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Luis Nunes Amaral's world of networks

Read Amaral’s AAAS Member Spotlight by Delia O’Hara .

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Amaral elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Luis Amaral has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for seminal advances in the characterization and modeling of complex systems, especially for the proposal and development of cartographic methods for the representation of large complex networks.”

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The Amaral lab website is changing

Our website is being upgraded. Learn about the changes that are coming.

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Adam Pah awarded PhD

On Thursday, May 23th Adam Pah successfully defended his PhD thesis before his committee. During his time at the lab he worked on using a global metabolic network to predict metabolite conservation on individual organisms. He also created some powerful data visualization tools.

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Roger Guimera receives Erdos-Renyi Prize in Network Science

Dr. Roger Guimera, an adjunct faculty in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Northwestern University and a Senior Researcher at ICREA, was awarded today the inaugural Erdo-Renyi Prize in Network Science. The prize, which is sponsored by the Network Science Society, acknowledges a scientist under 40 that has ...

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Adam Hockenberry successfully passed his PhD proposal

On Friday, May 11, lab member Adam Hockenberry passed his PhD proposal and is now a PhD candidate in the Interdepartmental Program in Biological Sciences. His research is centered on uncovering how sequence elements of genes regulate protein expression levels and is in collaboration with Dr. Michael Jewett in the ...

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Rufaro Mukogo awarded MSc

Congratulations to Rufaro Mukogo who, on monday, May 7th, successfully defended his master’s thesis.

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The Amaral Lab welcomes Dr. Andrea Lancichinetti

Dr. Andrea Lancichinetti received his Ph.D. in Physics from Politecnico di Torino in Turin (Italy) in 2012. He joins the lab as a post-doctoral fellow. His research interests are focused on clustering algorithms in networks, null models for testing the significant of modules and benchmarking.

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Nudging Doctors In Intensive Care Unit Reduces Deaths

Physicians for critically ill need “copilots” to remind them of important details By Marla Paul CHICAGO —- Caring for patients in a medical intensive care unit in a hospital and flying a 747 are complicated tasks that require tracking thousands of important details, some of which could get overlooked. That’s ...

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Patrick McMullen awarded PhD

On Friday-the-thirteenth, Patrick successfully defended his doctoral thesis. His work involves building tools to understand complex biological systems through the application of physically-grounded models. He will be staying with the lab through the end of the summer.

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Sam Seaver successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis

Congratulations to Sam Seaver on the successful defence of his doctoral thesis.

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Adam Pah and Nicolás Peláez win Chicago Biomedical Consortium Research Awards

Congratulations to Adam and Nico on their selection as two of the three Northwestern University recipients of research awards by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium. The monetary awards will go towards paying for their research expenses.

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The Amaral Lab welcomes Dr. Filippo Radicchi

Dr. Filippo Radicchi received his Ph.D. in Physics from Jacobs University in Bremen (Germany) in 2007. He joins the lab as a post-doctoral fellow. His research interests are focused on the application of methods and tools of statistical physics to the study of complex systems and networks.

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Patrick McMullen named Runner-Up Distinguished Graduate Researcher

Patrick has been selected as the Runner-Up for the 2010 Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Distinguished Graduate Researcher Award. Patrick accepted the honor at this year’s department retreat, at which he was invited to speak about his work.

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Irmak Sirer Awarded Teaching Assistant of the Year

Congratulations to Irmak Sirer on receiving the 2010 Teaching Assistant of the Year Award for the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department. Irmak was selected for the award based on student nominations and faculty feedback.

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