The Integrative Systems Biology Lab, directed by Dr. Denis Tsygankov, focuses on integrating experimental and computational methods (involving modeling, simulations, and novel computer vision techniques) to gain a systems-level understanding of complex biological processes. The emphasis is made on biomechanical aspects of physiological phenomena across scales from molecules to cells to tissues.
December 2021: Asher has been awarded Alfred H. Gibeling Family Research Fund for his project on the role of PYGO1 in Cerebral Cavernous Malformation.
September 2021: Siarhei published his first first-author paper on Wave Domains in Scientific Reports.
September 2021: Dr. Tsygankov won gold medal in Atlanta Summer International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Master 2/White/Ultra-Heavy).
August 2021: The NIH has awarded Dr. Tsygankov an R21 grant for his project, “Patterns of Aging and the Role of Biomarkers in Senescence.”
February 2020: Dr. Tsygankov has won a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to study “Biomechanics of Collective Cell Migration.”
Full Story: NSF CAREER Award
February 2019: Olga and Anastasia published their big paper on Cerebral Cavernous Malformation in iScience.
Full Story: Looking Inside Blood Vessel Malformation
June 2018: Dr. Tsygankov and Dr. Nie (School of Biology) have been awarded the Petit Institute Seed Grant to study Neural Crest Cell Migration.
July 2017: Dr. Tsygankov has received a 3-year grant from the Army Research Office to conduct a multi-scale study of collective cell behavior.
January 2017: Dr. Tsygankov and Dr. Qiu have received a Collaborative Grant in Cell Manufacturing from MC3M to develop a method for automated characterization of complex cell patterns.