Olga Vitek receives CAREER award

March,  2011

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Assistant Professor Olga Vitek has been awarded a grant by the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program from the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). This prestigious award supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research, to build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

Olga's award "CAREER: Sparse-sampling inference for functional proteomics, metabolomics and ionomics" is effective between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2016 with a total budget of $546,822. It will support the development of statistical and computational tools for functional proteomics, metabolomics, and ionomics, with the goal to increase the sensitivity, accuracy, and scope of the investigations. The activities will contribute to bridging the communication gap between biologists, chemists, and statisticians, and promote the computational thinking and the appropriate use of statistical methodology.

March 2011