Scott Nixon, an Informatics PhD student, attended the conference for International Plant & Animal Genome XXII in San Diego, CA from January 11-15, 2014. There he presented “Modifications in the gene expression of microglia following peripheral mycobacterium challenge“, as well as being co-author on a second presentation entitled “Characterization of the microglia transcriptome in IDO1 knockout and wild-type mice“. This was the first presentation on Scott’s doctoral research involving transcriptomic analysis & functional clustering to explore the biological responses connecting inflammatory events to depression.
This Fall Informatics PhD student Julian Chin was highlighted for her work with Tech Services. Julian works as a data analyst on the Data and