Thursday, May 10, 2012
Adam Siepel, Assoc. Prof., Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, and Assoc. Director of 3CPG, has received a Guggenheim fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Siepel will use the fellowship to support a sabbatical leave for the 2012-13 academic year in Cambridge, U.K. While there, he will work at the European Bioinformatics Institute in nearby Hinxton. In addition to continuing his research in computational genomics, he plans to explore opportunities for collaboration in Cambridge and to write a book for a popular audience on genomics and computational biology.
Siepel is also a winner of a Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship, a Packard Fellowship, a Sloan Fellowship, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In addition to running an active research lab at Cornell, he teaches courses in computational genomics and machine learning, directs Cornell's graduate program in Computational Biology, and serves as an associate director for the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics (3CPG).