Friends and family members of Betty Puskar, founder of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at WVU, are featured in a new video that serves as a tribute to the Morgantown philanthropist.
The video debuted at the WVU Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Spring Gala, where Puskar was honored as the first recipient of the Betty Puskar Winged Victory Award, which will be given annually to an individual who displays great advocacy for cancer awareness and supports the enhancement of cancer care in West Virginia and families in need during treatment.
Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University.
Salvi Singh an MS student in Computer Science from the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at WVU who works in the Laboratory of Dr. Lan Guo, as a Research Assistant was awarded the NSF Travel Award for her presentation at the 9th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB 2018). The title of her presentation was: Genet-CNV: Boolean Implication Networks for Modelling Genome-Wide Co-occurrence of DNA Copy Number Variations: Ms. Singh, working with her mentor Lan Guo, Ph.D. uses an algorithm to detect DNA copy number variation networks that may be important for lung cancers. Her current research focuses on identifying genes that may be drivers in lung cancer initiation and metastasis.
Monday, May 13: WVCTSI hosting MacArthur Genius Awardees for special research seminar