Angela Kruse is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Mass Spectrometry Research Center at Vanderbilt University. She received her B.S. in Genetics and Plant Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D.
in Plant Pathology with a focus in Biochemistry from Cornell University.
Her current research goal is to better understand the molecular environment of human retinal, lens, and pancreatic tissues using a combination of imaging mass spectrometry, proteomics, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. She hopes to spend her career applying and integrating cutting edge technologies to address important challenges facing our society and planet.
When not in the lab, Angela enjoys hiking with her dog Ginger and tending to her large collection of houseplants. She comes from a large family with six older siblings, and is a classical flute and piccolo player.
Learn more about how Angela's JumpStart Project and this year's other awardees on our website.
Image of the Week
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness month, and do to our part, the Image of the Week is a CODEX of healthy colon from Dr. John Hickey of the Nolan lab at Stanford. We hope it bowls you over as much as us! Blue - nuclei, green - B cells, gray - stromal cells, red - smooth muscle cells, cyan - T cells, magenta - epithelial cells, yellow - endothelial cells.
NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), in partnership with the Howard University Research Centers for Minority Institutions Program, is pleased to announce project pitch applications for the upcoming Health Disparities Codeathon are now being accepted. The application deadline is April 26.
This codeathon will focus on building tools, pipelines, and other analysis and visualization techniques on topics relating to health disparities, such as metabolic syndrome, maternal morbidity, or COVID-19 disparities. We are interested in proposals for pipelines and analysis of large-scale public health datasets, data interoperability, and using machine learning techniques. We also welcome proposals for tutorial pipelines and educational tools.
Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) Administrative Supplements
ODSS has issued four NOSIs for administrative supplements-all with due dates in May. Please feel free to use this content in your own presentations, newsletters, etc. to promote these opportunities. A big thanks to the ICs who have signed on to one or more NOSIs!
Computational biology is undergoing a revolution. Recent advances in microfluidic technology enable high-throughput and high-dimensional of individual cells at unprecedented scale. But there’s a catch. Single-cell analysis is hard.
Check out an effort supported by CZI, openproblems.bio, to learn more and join in the efforts!
HuBMAP's own Zhen Chen of TTD-UCSD City of Hope has been asked to guest edit a Method Collection for JoVE that will focus on single-cell protocols for isolating and profiling endothelial cells. If you have a cutting-edge protocol that you would like to submit, please check out this link or contact Zhen by June 15, 2021 for more details.
Attention: HuBMAP Data Providers
Do you have questions about the HuBMAP data submission process? Check our our new data submission guide that outlines the process, in detail.
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PSC New Job Openings
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is seeking a Web Platform Developer or a Senior Web Platform Developer to join the team, specifically to work within HuBMAP to create web-based platforms for enabling scientific research; data collection, curation, and archiving; artificial intelligence / machine learning and simulation scientific workflow management; and advanced research computing orchestration.
PSC is also seeking a Senior Computational Scientist to join our team. This role will have the opportunity to support research applications, solving problems with internal and external users as they accomplish discovery on modern high-performance computing platforms.
This role will provide in-depth consultation and may lead a team to help address users’ research and support questions.
Developers in need of HIVE infrastructure may request access through the PSC web form, found here.
Instructions for using HIVE infrastructure can now be found in the "Quick Links" section of the Collaboration Portal. A direct link to this documentation can be foundhere. Please report any issues or direct any questions email@example.com.