SBCNY Fellow Spotlights
Jayanth Krishnan Roy Song, currently enrolled in the PhD program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is the first author of a study published in the journal PNAS, titled "ERK Regulation of Phosphodiesterase 4 Enhances Dopamine-stimulated AMPA Receptor Membrane Insertion".
Jayanth Krishnan Jayanth Krishnan, currently enrolled in the Accelerated Physician-Scientist Program (BS/MD) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College, is a recipient of a 2011 Davidson Scholarship. Jay, who conducted research under the mentorship of SBCNY Investigator Avi Ma'ayan, was the winner in the Engineering category at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF). His project was selected as one of the top eight overall projects which earned him a trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
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Johnson Ho Johnson Ho, City College of New York, Biomedical Engineering major, received the 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and was selected as the 2011-2012 Valedictorian of the Grove School of Engineering. Johnson was a summer 2009 SBCNY Fellow who worked under the mentorship of Kevin Costa (MSSM, Department of Medicine) on a project titled: Post-Infarction Left Ventricular Remodeling and the Law of Laplace.
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Jayanth Krishnan Sara Wildstein from Queens College (Class of 2010), was one of the recipients of the 2010 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship. She is currently a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Under the mentorship of SBCNY Investigator Eric Sobie during the summer of 2009, Sara's project was titled: Computational modeling of 'leaky' ryanodine receptors and triggered arrhythmias in heart cells.
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Graduate Education in Systems Biology

Courses on Coursera
Ravi Iyengar, Avi Ma'ayan and Eric Sobie are offering three free systems biology massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Coursera. The courses, Introduction to Systems Biology (Iyengar), Network Analysis in Systems Biology (Ma’ayan), and Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology (Sobie) focus on training students to use computation to convert the information in large and small data sets in biomedicine into conceptual knowledge.

Courses at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
We developed two new graduate level core courses (Systems Biology: Biomedical Modeling and Systems Biomedicine) focused on integration across biomedical disciplines. The underlying philosophy of both courses is that quantitative reasoning serves as the glue to integrate across disciplines (e.g. biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology and physiology) as well as across scales of biological organization.

Extramural Teaching Activities
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