August 28, 2023

Department of Biomedical Informatics 2023 Retreat

The Wright Lab attended the Department of Biomedical Informatics yearly retreat on August 24, 2023.

This year's retreat featured Dr. Brian Chapman and Dr. Wendy Chapman, giving their talks "The Informatics Rebellion and the Patient Experience", and "Addressing the Translational Gap for Digital Health Innovation: An Australian Experience", respectively. Both of which were well recieved.

Representing the Wright Lab, Aidan Lakshman, presented his poster "ProtWeaver: Gene Functional Inference at Scale". Congratulations Aidan for doing such a great job!

August 9, 2023


Congratulations to the lab for receiving its first purely bioinformatics grant from the NIH! The new three year grant ("Connecting the universe of proteins to address annotation inequality in the microbial proteome") will develop tools for exploring microbial genomes. Read more here.

July 24, 2023

Getting to know the Wright Lab Members: Aidan

Getting to know the Wright Lab Members: Aidan

Presenting a semi-regular feature that we will use to highlight the most recent academic achievements and answer some questions about the lab member. 

This month's featured member for July 2023 is Aidan Lakshman, a doctoral student in the lab. 

Q1: What was your most recent academic achievement? 
A1: I presented my work on the ProtWeaver algorithm at Evolution 2023 in Albuquerque, NM. 

Q2: What would be your dream country to visit? 
A2: Australia or New Zealand

Q3: If you could master one instrument, which would it be? 
A3: Bass Guitar!

Q4: What is your go-to for having a good laugh? 
A4: New Girl

Q5: What is your favorite board game? 
A5: Backgammon

Q6: What is your favorite app?
A6: Reddit

July 13, 2023

New Publication: Reporting on Antibiotic Resistance.

We are pleased to announce a new publication from the lab: "Evaluating the long-term portrayal of antibiotic resistance in major U.S. newspapers." in BMC Public Health. Congratulations to the authors!

To support this publication, we have created an infographic with the major conclusions drawn from this work. 

Infographic styled to look like a newspaper

June 28, 2023


Happy 6th labiversary! This year's lab video, "The World of Laboratory Scientists," is a parody of a David Attenborough nature video. Special thanks to Monica for putting the video together. We hope you enjoy the video!

June 1, 2023

Monica Joins the Lab

Monica Tomaszewski joins the Wright Laboratory as a Project Manager. Monica has a PhD in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, a MS in Engineering Management, and BS degrees in Biology and Environmental Protection Science. Additionally, she is certified as a PMP from PMI and in Cytometry from ASCP. Monica's background is in biotechnology product development. She is looking forward to optimizing program management for the bioinformatics laboratory.

April 24, 2023


Congratulations to Nishant for winning the 2023 CEBaM Catalyst Award!