CCS Student Mentors: Computational Biology
Keep Calm and Analyze Data
The CCS Student Mentors program is a peer mentorship program in computational science, coordinated and sponsored by CCS. Mentors are a network of computationally advanced students, available first by email, then by appointment as needed to obtain help with specific questions regarding data and its analysis.
Why does CCS do this?
In the context of biomedical research, graduate students at the Miller School of Medicine who are well versed in computational tools are already spending time teaching these methods to other students and research staff. However, these students may not always get the credit that is due to them, and some may be spending more time on mentorship than their PIs are happy with.
The CCS Student Mentors program therefore formalizes the peer mentorship that is already happening, providing Student Mentors with a timed and supervised structure, and an avenue for gaining valuable experience in teaching and mentorship before they graduate.
Need help with your script?
Have NGS data and don’t know where to start?
Pegasus refusing to fly?
Student Mentors can help!
The CCS Student Mentors GitHub Wiki, written by the founding Mentors, will take you step by step toward a successful analysis of your genomics data. Please make sure you look through the protocols provided on the github page before you visit a Mentor, because your answer may already be there!
In case you’re wondering . . . Should I learn Python or R or both?
Get in Touch!
Email email@example.com with your questions. Someone will respond within a day or so. If your query is not resolved by email, and you need a meeting, please let us know and we will be happy to set up a time to meet with you.
The CCS Student Mentors office is located in the Biomedical Research building (BRB), Room 350 (building 14 on page 2 of this Medical Campus map).
Prospective Student Mentors need to have expertise in a minimum of 3 computational techniques. Once selected, Mentors will be expected to attend a training session to go over the guidelines and the resources available. To apply, please fill out the CCS Student Mentors Application Form. The program coordinator, Dr. Sawsan Khuri, will contact your academic advisor or PI. Cleared students will be selected as CCS Student Mentors by the Steering Committee (which is made up of current CCS Student Mentors and Dr. Khuri).
Marie Maloof | CCS Student Mentors Coordinator • Matt Phillips | CCS Student Mentors Advisor
Our Current CCS Student Mentors: Computational Biology