Professors in the Computer Science department and UMIACS are part of research team awarded $19 million to study tobacco related health risks

Dr. Amitabh Varshney and Dr. Mihai Pop will be critical members of an interdisciplinary research team, funded by NIH and FDA, studying new, high-tech cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. Working to provide “safe and rapid cleaning, analysis, storage and availability of the vast amounts of genomic and other data collected” by this research project, Dr. Varshney and Dr. Pop will leverage their expertise in High Performance Computing and Computation Biology to support a secure, interactive database for this data. The efforts of these University of Maryland Computer Science professors and the whole research team will help to create a safer, healthier tomorrow.

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Submitted By Elissa Redmiles

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