Internal R&D Collaborations
The School of Applied Computational Sciences is providing technical support, resources and expertise to the following cutting-edge research and development projects at Meharry. The discovery made and the novel technologies developed are serving society in many ways, such as advancing health outcomes, precision medicine, and understanding COVID-19 health disparities.
To learn about partnering with us and to request a consulting service, contact Dr. Ashutosh Singhal, chief data officer and associate vice-president, EDA and assistant professor, biomedical data science at email@example.com.
Thanks to funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIHHD), Vibhuti Gupta, Ph.D., will lead a team to both identify AI biases and educate others in ethical and responsible AI.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Meharry School of Applied Computational Science $1 million to fund a supercomputer cluster to support student- and faculty-specialized genomics research.
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has awarded the School of Applied Computational Sciences (SACS) a RCMI supplement grant of $363,750.
SACS Research and Development recently hit a major milestone in its support of the Clinical and Translational Research Center’s data refreshes for the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet).
With the supercomputer addition to the data resources of the School of Applied Computational Sciences, Meharry Medical College is positioned to take a giant step forward in improving clinical care, innovative research and health care education.
The role of circRNAs in prostate cancer malignancy and disparities
Zhenbang Chen, Ph.D., associate professor, biochemistry and cancer biology, School of Medicine
Vibhuti Gupta, Ph,D., assistant professor, computer science and data science
In this pilot project, Dr. Chen and Dr. Gupta plan to used data mining and molecular biology to investigate the role of circular RNAs (circRNAs) including the circular KDM5B (circKDM5B), a circular RNA form derived from KDM5B gene, on PCa malignancy and disparities. Their goals were to provide new mechanistic insights into castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) malignancy and a dataset and clues on the development of novel approaches for treating CRPC to reduce prostrate cancer disparities.