We are hiring!

Postdoctoral posting available here and under Opportunities

Reach out if you are interested in applying for postdoctoral fellowships and looking for the host.

Follow us on Twitter: @amkarolak (our group) and @ml4onco (ML Department).

 

Publish in Frontiers in Genetics:

We would like to invite you (or your colleague that you think might be interested) to contribute a review paper to the new Research Topic that we believe will be useful to the broad computational systems biology community: "Reviews in Computational Systems Biology Methodology - Building Different Types of Biological Networks" edited by Dr. Andrei Rodin and Dr. Sergio Branciamore from City of Hope, and Dr. Karolak. 

Research Topic deadlines    
Abstract deadline - 13th March 2022 
Manuscript deadline - 11th July 2023
 
Extended deadline - 10th August 2023

 

Publish in Frontiers in Pharmacology:

There is still time to submit an article to our special edition Research Topic hosted in Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery “Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence in Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery” edited by Dr. Karolak together with Dr. Verena Shoening and Dr. Amit Khurana.

More information: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/42907/spotlight-on-artificial-intelligence-in-experimental-pharmacology-and-drug-discovery.

 

January 2023:

Matthew Froid joins our team for 10 weeks long rotations. He is a PhD Candidate in the Cancer Biology Program at Moffitt in Dr. David Basanta team at IMO. Welcome Matthew!

 

December 2022:

Nam Nguyen proposed a project and led the team on the The eXplainable Quantum-Classical AI-based (XQC-AI) tool for clinical decision support  during the Bio-Data Club’s 4th Annual Hackathon at Moffitt. His work was recognized and received the third place! :)

Congratulations Nam! Well done!!

 

November 2022:

Our ML Department together with Dr. David Basanta and the IMO Department at Moffitt hosted Dr. Russ Rockne. Russ is the Associate Professor in the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine and Director of the Division of Mathematical Oncology at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, CA. See Twitter for the snapshots of his talk and visit. 

 

October/November 2022:

We were busy presenting Nam's work at the conferences. See Twitter posts for pictures and details. 

Talk & Poster:

N.Nguyen, J.Fleming, P.McDonald, KC.Chen, A.Karolak Intelligent Personalized Risk Prediction for Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of Pancreas

  • The Gillies Machine Learning in Image Analytics Workshop, Clearwater, FL (11/2022)
  • International Society for Computational Biology RSGDREAM Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (11/2022)
  • American Pancreas Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (11/2022)
  • Oktoberfest Scientific Celebration, Moffitt Cancer Center (10/2022)

Poster:  

N.Nguyen, A.Karolak, KC.Chen Advancing Modeling and Biomedicine using Quantum Machine Intelligence

  • International Society for Computational Biology RSGDREAM Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (11/2022)
  • Oktoberfest Scientific Celebration, Moffitt Cancer Center (10/2022)

 

September 2022:

Bi Zhao, Applied Research Scientist in our lab, moved to the independent position at USF Health. We wish you many successes and good work environment!

 

August 2022:

Anne Greene, a former volunteer in our group and a recent USF graduate with Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is now a Data Analyst in the GIO department at Moffitt in the lab of Dr. Jenny Permuth.

Congrats Anna!

Katherine Rodriguez, our former group member and a recent graduate of the University of South Florida (Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Aging Sciences), is now a research technician in the Bhat Laboratory for the Morsani College of Medicine, USF

Congrats Katherine on your new adventure!

 

July 2022:

Aleks presented 'A Framework for Mutational Signature Analysis Based on DNA Shape Parameters' at the 2022 Computational Chemistry Gordon Research Conference on Multiscale Modeling of Complex Systems including AI and ML applications for Drug Design in Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.

 

June/July 2022:

We welcome two new members: Dr. Bi Zhao and PhD Candidate Nam Nguyen!

Bi earned her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from USF and her postdoctoral training took place at the Virginia Commonwealth. Her experience is in data science, machine learning, and protein structural and functional research. 

Nam is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at USF graduating in 2023. He has experience in algorithmic designs for classical and quantum AI applied to cancer research. 

 

May/June 2022:

Aleks presented at the ODSi-Moffitt seminars and GI Pancreas Working Group at Moffitt on the ‘Machine learning and computational modeling for cancer research’.

 

May 2022:

With Anna and Katherine graduating this month, we are looking forward to having Dr. Bi Zhao joining us in June and Nam Nguyen in July. 

 

January 2022:

Happy to announce we have received the Quantitative Science Team Award on RNA splicing in collaboration with dr. Timothy Shaw and dr. Paul Stewart at Moffitt. Reach out if you you are interested in working on Data Integration and Biomarker Discovery. 

 

January 2022:

Anna Greene pursuing MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at USF joined our team as a student volunteer. Happy to have you Anna! 

 

November 2021:

Katherine Rodrigues pursuing BS in Biomedical Sciences joined our team. Welcome Katherine!