Simona Patange, a biophysics doctoral degree candidate and member of the NCI-UMD Partnership program, will be the graduate student speaker for the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences’ May Commencement Celebration. Patange’s advisors were Michelle Girvan (IPST/Physics/Biophysics), Daniel Larson and David Levens from the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Milos Nikolic, UMD biophysics Ph.D. student and NCI-UMD Partnership student, and Giuliano Scarcelli, assistant professor in UMD's Fischell Department of Bioengineering, co-authored a paper with colleagues that was published on April 3, 2020, in the journal Small.
Chemical Physics Ph.D. Student Renjie Zhao was first-author on the paper "Response Theory for Static and Dynamic Solvation of Ionic and Dipolar Solutes in Water" with John Weeks, Distinguished University Professor of IPST. The paper was published in the Journal of Statistical Physics on February 17, 2020.
Mary Pitman, a Ph.D. student in chemistry and member of the NCI-UMD Partnership program, published a first-author paper "Minimal Cylinder Analysis Reveals the Mechanical Properties of Oncogenic Nucleosomes" with co-authors Yamini Dalal (NIH/NCI) and Garegin Papoian (Chemistry and Biochemistry/IPST). The paper was published online February 11, 2020, in Biophysical Journal.
In August 2019, Associate Professor of Biology Daniel A. Butts and AMSC alumnus Matt Whiteway published the article "The quest for interpretable models of neural population activity," in Current Opinion in Neurobiology.