The Success in Multidisciplinary Research award is given to a team of faculty members in more than one academic college who have succeeded in gaining major external resources and recognition for multidisciplinary research.
Team led by Vitaly Ganusov and Michael Langston
This team of researchers, led by Vitaly Ganusov and Michael Langston, is focused on the study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which remains one of the leading infectious killers worldwide. It is composed of mathematical modelers from microbiology and mathematics (Vitaly Ganusov), computer and data scientists from electrical engineering and computer science (Michael Langston, Viktor Zenkov), and experimental immunologists from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington (Kevin Urdahl, David Sherman).
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