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News Archive

New preprint out!

June 4, 2024

Distributional bias compromises leave-one-out cross-validation

New review out as preprint!

May 30, 2024

Domain adaptation in small-scale and heterogeneous biological datasets

New preprint out!

May 9, 2024

Metagenomic coverage bias at transcription start sites is correlated with gene expression

New preprint out!

February 21, 2024

Compositional transformations can reasonably introduce phenotype-associated values into sparse features

New preprint and method out!

February 12, 2024

Processing-bias correction with DEBIAS-M improves cross-study generalization of microbiome-based prediction models

Welcome Shahd!

January 24, 2024

Shahd ElNaggar joins the lab.

Welcome Jinhui!

January 18, 2024

Jinhui Liu joins the lab for a research project

Welcome Alex!

January 16, 2024

Alexander Chui joins the lab for a research project

Welcome Aziz!

January 4, 2024

Aziz Zafar joins the lab for a rotation.

Welcome John!

January 4, 2024

John Papanikolaou joins the lab for a research project.

New paper out in CEBP!

December 20, 2023

The Salivary Microbiome and Predicted Metabolite Production are Associated with Barrett’s Esophagus and High Grade Dysplasia or Adenocarcinoma

Congratulations Dr. Kindschuh!

December 7, 2023

Will successfully defended his PhD thesis!

Welcome Si!

September 18, 2023

Si Chen joined the lab for an MSc project.

New paper out in Nature Communications!

August 17, 2023

Microdiversity of the vaginal microbiome is associated with preterm birth

New paper out in JOSS!

August 2, 2023

pymgpipe: microbiome metabolic modeling in Python

SCRuB was highlighted in Nature Reviews Microbiology!

July 6, 2023

New preprint out!

June 28, 2023

The salivary microbiome and predicted metabolite production are associated with progression from Barrett’s esophagus to esophageal adenocarcinoma

Welcome Natalya!

June 6, 2023

Natalya Mametyarova joins the lab as a software developer.

Welcome Andrey!

May 9, 2023

Andrey Zaznaev joins the lab for a rotation.

Welcome Alara!

April 4, 2023

Alara Sutcu joins the lab for a rotation.

New paper out in Nature Biotechnology!

March 16, 2023

Contamination source modeling with SCRuB improves cancer phenotype prediction from microbiome data

Lab awarded a Repro Grant!

February 14, 2023

We are grateful to Repro Grants for funding a collaboration co-led with Drs. Helai Hesham and Noemie Elhadad to study the microbiome of the reproductive tract in endometriosis.

Congratulations George!

February 1, 2023

George Austin has successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis.

New preprint out!

January 18, 2023

Microdiversity of the vaginal microbiome is associated with preterm birth

Welcome Kylee!

January 18, 2023

Kylee Dresbach-Hill joins the lab for a rotation.

New paper out in Nature Microbiology!

January 12, 2023

Preterm birth is associated with xenobiotics and predicted by the vaginal metabolome

Congratulations Valeria!

November 8, 2022

Valeria A. Sanchez Estrada was awarded the 2022 DOORS Scholarship from the Promega Corporation.

Welcome Andrew!

October 29, 2022

Andrew Batuure joined the lab for his MS thesis project.

Welcome Amy!

October 28, 2022

Jiong (Amy) Ma joins the lab as a DSI Scholar.

Welcome KG!

September 30, 2022

Kieu-Giang Nguyen joins the lab for a research project.

Welcome Rahul!

September 19, 2022

Rahul Natarajan joins the lab for a research project.

Welcome Jae!

September 13, 2022

Jaeweon Shin joins the lab for a rotation.

Congratulations Will!

September 9, 2022

William Kindschuh was awarded an F30 fellowship from NICHD.

Welcome Ann!

September 9, 2022

Ann Thanh Phan joined the lab for a research project.

Welcome Valeria!

September 2, 2022

Valeria A. Sanchez Estrada joins the lab as a research associate.

Welcome Jesús!

August 26, 2022

Dr. Jesús Luévano joins the lab.

Welcome Eric!

July 11, 2022

Eric Zhang joined the lab for a rotation.

Welcome Ayushi!

May 23, 2022

Ayushi Sharma joins the lab for a research project.

Welcome Kaylene!

May 2, 2022

Kaylene G. Morrison joined the lab for a research project.

Welcome Julia!

April 6, 2022

Julia Urban joins the lab for a rotation.

Welcome Peiwen!

April 4, 2022

Peiwen Cai joins the lab for a rotation.

Congratulations Jingqiu!

March 14, 2022

We are incredibly proud of Dr. Jingqiu Liao for accepting a faculty position at Virginia Tech, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering! Exciting hiring opportunities at https://leaph-lab.github.io/

Welcome Gordon!

March 1, 2022

Gordon Qian, a visiting Ph.D. student from the University of Hong Kong, joins the lab.

Welcome Jain!

January 12, 2022

Jain Ryu joins the lab for a research project.

Welcome Jennifer!

January 10, 2022

Jennifer Ho joined the lab for a rotation.

New paper out!

January 5, 2022

Accurate and robust inference of microbial growth dynamics from metagenomic sequencing reveals personalized growth rates

Welcome Hannah!

November 8, 2021

Hannah E. Amin joined the lab for her MS thesis project.

Welcome Yusheng!

September 17, 2021

Yusheng Jiang joins the lab for a research project.

Welcome Nicolas!

September 16, 2021

Nicolas Beltran joined the lab for a research project.

Welcome Noga!

September 8, 2021

Noga Aharony joined the lab for a rotation.

Welcome Shaurya!

September 1, 2021

Shaurya joined the lab for a master's research project.

New Commentary out in mSystems!

August 17, 2021

Embracing metagenomic complexity with a genome-free approach
(Not often do we get to write about what we're doing, instead of what we did)

Lab awarded first R01!

August 3, 2021

The lab was awarded an R01 titled "A large scale investigation of the vaginal metagenome and metabolome and their role in spontaneous preterm birth".

Congratulations Martin!

June 29, 2021

Chen (Martin) Liu wins outstanding MA thesis award from the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

New preprint out!

June 13, 2021

Preterm birth is associated with xenobiotics and predicted by the vaginal metabolome

Welcome Yoli!

May 31, 2021

Yoli Meydan joined the lab as a research assistant.

New preprint out!

February 2, 2021

Accurate and robust inference of microbial growth dynamics from metagenomic sequencing

New paper out!

November 11, 2020

A reference map of potential determinants for the human serum metabolome

Welcome Aviya!

October 26, 2020

Aviya Litman joined the lab for a research project as a Data Science Institute (DSI) Scholar.

Welcome Linrui!

September 21, 2020

Linrui Tang joined the lab for her MA project.

Welcome George!

September 14, 2020

George Austin joined the lab for a research project (with Itsik Pe'er [CS], Liat Shenhav [Rockefeller])

Welcome Jingqiu!

September 7, 2020

Dr. Jingqiu Liao joined the lab as a postdoctoral research scientist.

Lab awarded the Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Grant

July 17, 2020

We are honored to be awarded the Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Grant, along with our collaborators Profs. Uhlemann, Gallos and Vink. This grant will support our work on mechanisms of host-microbiome interactions in spontaneous preterm birth.

Welcome Chen!

June 5, 2020

Chen (Martin) Liu joined the lab for his MA project.

Welcome Tom!

June 1, 2020

Tom Cohen joined the lab for a summer project (with Prof. Itsik Pe'er, CS)

Welcome Yiwei!

May 26, 2020

Yiwei Sun joined the lab for a rotation.

Welcome Federico!

February 10, 2020

Dr. Federico Baldini joined the lab as a postdoctoral research scientist.

Welcome Harry!

January 27, 2020

Harry Lee joined the lab for a research project.

Welcome Xinyi!

January 6, 2020

Xinyi Lin joined the lab.

Welcome Lily!

December 2, 2019

Lily He joined the lab for a research project as a Data Science Institute (DSI) Scholar.

Welcome Thomas!

September 20, 2019

Thomas Tran joined the lab for a research project.

Tal appointed CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar.

September 5, 2019

Tal received the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholarship in the Humans & the Microbiome program.

Welcome Aya!

August 15, 2019

Dr. Aya Brown Kav joined the lab as a postdoctoral research scientist.

Welcome Will!

June 10, 2019

William Kindschuh joined the lab for a rotation.

Welcome Izaak!

April 1, 2019

Izaak Coleman joined the lab for a rotation.

New paper out! Structural variation in the gut microbiome.

March 27, 2019

Welcome Dagmawi!

February 1, 2019

Dagmawi Sraj joined the lab for a research project.

Lab opened!

October 1, 2018

We are new members of the Program for Mathematical Genomics, and are affiliated with the Department of Systems Biology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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