Mimetics Awarded SBIR Grant from the NSF

nsf1Mimetics is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This award, which falls under the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics funding program, will assist us in two major ways. First it will help in the development of our newest software and algorithms that assist in analyzing gene expression data. Secondly,the SBIR will enhance our work into gene regulatory networks as well as a greater understanding of these critical networks that underlie so many biological processes.

Dr. Ashlee Valente Joins Mimetics

Dr. Ashlee Valente is our newest hire at Mimetics. Dr. Valente earned her B.S. and M.S. in Bioinformatics at Rochester Institute in Technology and completed her doctoral studies at Duke University in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Ashlee’s doctoral thesis work focused on the development of statistical models to improve computational pre-processing of transcriptomics and proteomics data. During her postdoctoral work, Ashlee worked extensively on applied biomarker discovery. She has extensive experience building predictive models for clinical outcomes in infectious disease and biopolymer exposure in transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics data. Dr. Valente brings with her an enthusiastic pursuit of leveraging this type of data via quantitative systems biology to advance understanding of biological mechanisms.