Science writer Carl Zimmer recently published a series of narrative essays entitled The Game of Genomes in which he describes his efforts to interpret the sequence of his genome. We were very happy to get the chance to help Carl look at the bits of Neanderthal DNA that remain in his genome. The entire series is great, but check out Episode 11: The Neanderthal Inside to learn what we found.
We are very pleased to welcome our new postdoc, Greg Sliwoski, to the group. Greg received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Leipzig in Germany. His research goals include improving rare variant analysis with structural modeling and applying these methods to personalized medicine and drug discovery. His previous research focused on computer-aided drug discovery, GPCR structure prediction and ligand docking, and QSAR descriptor development.