|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.
January 2024: Our collaborative septin ring paper got featured on the cover of Science Advances.
December 2023: Jorik has received Spring 2024 President’s Undergraduate Research Salary Award (PURA).
November 2023: Linjun has been granted GRA support by the M.S. Bioinformatics program.
November 2023: Our collaborative paper on dynein-powered cell locomotion has been featured as a Frontispiece in Advanced Science.
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October 2023: Jorik has received President’s Undergraduate Research (PURA) Travel Award to attend 2023 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, where he took First Place in the Undergraduate Research and Design Expo Student Poster Competition.
September 2023: Jorik has received Best Poster Presentation Award at the 3rd Nakatani RIES Symposium.
June 2023: Siarhei published his second first-author paper on Modeling Cell Ruffling in Cells.
April 2023: Siarhei successfully defended his PhD Dissertation and became a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics.
February 2023: Jorik has been accepted to the Nakatani Research & International Experience for Students Program and will do summer research in Japan with Dr. Taiji Adachi from Kyoto University.
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.”
April 2021: Asher has received Summer 2021 President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) to investigate the role DAG1 and PALS1 in the development of Cerebral Cavernous Malformation.
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.