In Silico Modeling of the Wnt Signaling Pathway

Sep. 10, 2009

Congratulations to Case undergraduate students Ted Roman and Alex Galante. Their poster, .In Silico Modeling of the Wnt Signaling Pathway., won honorable mention at the 2009 Society for Mathematical Biology meeting held July 27-30, 2009 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. This is a real distinction, as only three honorable mentions were awarded across approximately 120 posters. Competition was fierce, as most posters were presented by faculty, postdocs or graduate students. The poster was based on their research in the RIBMS program (Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences) under the mentorship of Drs. Rob Ewing (Assistant Professor, Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics) and Mehmet Koyuturk (Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). The RIBMS program is funded by the NSF.s .Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM). program.

The goals of the RIBMS program are to:

  1. Engage undergraduate scientists in the growing mathematical biology research community at Case and break down barriers to mutlidisciplinary communication
  2. Provide an intensive, three-semester research experience in which students collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, under the supervision of interdisciplinary teams of Case faculty
  3. Encourage students to pursue graduate training at the interface of the biological and mathematical sciences

The RIBMS program is co-directed by Drs. Robin Snyder (Department of Biology) and Peter Thomas (Department of Mathematics).

Learn more about their project and the RIBMS program.