Qing Nie is a Professor of Department of Mathematics and Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, and is the Director of the Center for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB). He is also an affiliated faculty of Center for Complex Biological Systems(CCBS) and is currently serving as the Acting Director for the UCI Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Gateway Program on Mathematical and Computational Biology (MCB).
Seth Figueroa Awarded NSF Graduate Student Fellowship
Seth Figueroa, a Ph.D. student from Dr. Nie's group, was awarded a 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) on July 24, 2012. The NSF-GRF fellowship consisting of an annual stipend of $30,000 for three years is considered to be one of the most prestigious graduate research fellowships in US. The title of Seth Figueroa's NSF-GRF application is “Modeling and Simulating Tissue Growth with Stem Cells”. Seth Figueroa received B.S. in double majors of Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 2011. Seth will study spatial dynamics of multistage cell lineages and stem cell niches.
Novel Morphogen Modeling Theory Paper Receives Best Publication Award
Lei, Wan, Lander and Nie win the 2011 best paper award for the journal: Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems (DCDS) - Series B. The paper (Jinzhi Lei, Frederic Y. M. Wan, Arthur D. Lander and Qing Nie, Robustness of signaling gradient in drosophila wing imaginal disc, 2011, Vol 16 no. 3, p835 – 866) provides a novel mathematical theory on robustness of morphogen systems, showing several biological insights on developmental patterning.
The award, established this year and presented for the first time, consists of a prize of $2000 and a plaque. The award presentation was made at the 9th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications held at Orlando, Florida, USA July 1 - 5, 2012.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Systems Biology
The Center for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB) at the University of California, Irvine, is hiring 1-2 postdoctoral scholars. The successful candidates are expected to work with Professor Qing Nie in an inter-disciplinary research environment on modeling and simulations of complex biological systems. >> more