Deborah Chasman

University of Wisconsin–Madison
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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In August 2014, I completed my PhD in Computer Sciences (biomedical informatics and machine learning) with Mark Craven. In September I started a post-doc with Sushmita Roy.

During my PhD, I was a predoctoral trainee in the NLM-funded Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine Training Program. I did my undergraduate degree in computer science at beautiful Carleton College in Northfield, MN.

The central problem of my thesis research was to infer the relevant intracellular pathways involved in a biological response; for example, the host pathways that modulate the replication of a virus in a host cell, or the signaling pathways that regulate a yeast cell's transcriptional response to a stressful environment. We developed methods using integer linear programming and diffusion kernels to approach this problem.

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