Raghunandan Avula

Class of 2015


  • Rosetta mission lands Philae probe on comet

    In the vastness of space, comets hurtle through our solar system as clouds of dust and ice, producing vibrant tails when heated by the sun. Comets have always intrigued astronomers by making fleeting appearances. Ancient stargazers would only see a particular comet once in a lifetime, and originally believed them to be harbingers of doom.

    Sci/Tech | November 24, 2014
  • Autism-related genes identified

    Researchers have had recent success in understanding the genetic basis for neuropsychiatric diseases.

    Sci/Tech | November 17, 2014
  • Kingsford receives grant for genetic data searching research

    Millions of people use Google everyday to search and navigate through the Internet. Using smarter searching algorithms, finding a match based on a keyword or phrase has become faster and more efficient, even as the size of the Internet continues to grow. Similarly, with the growing collection of genetic data, computational biologists are striving to develop their own algorithms to overcome the cha...

    Sci/Tech | November 3, 2014
  • Ebola outbreak leads to new drug development initiatives

    The whole world has been gripped by the recent Ebola virus outbreak, with multiple countries attempting to establish effective practices to prevent the spread of the pathogen. In addition to the active battle against the virus, there is a newfound interest in fully understanding the virus to determine why it is so pernicious.

    Sci/Tech | October 27, 2014
  • CNAST receives gift

    Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology (CNAST) brings together researchers to form a multidisciplinary approach for developing synthetic nucleic acids that have the potential to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. Recently, the center received a gift from the DSF Charitable Foundation for $3.1 million.

    Sci/Tech | September 29, 2014