History-Lane Center for Computational Cancer Research - Carnegie Mellon University

History

Ray and Stephanie Lane made a substantial gift to Carnegie Mellon in 2007. Notable cancer philanthropists, the Lanes were intrigued by the potential of machine learning to better understand the complex biological factors contributing to human cancers. In addition to providing support for the creation of the Lane Center for Computational Biology, their gift also endowed a chair and provided initial funding for a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellow program, the Lane Fellows in Computational Biology.  The Lane Center for Computational Biology became an academic department within the School of Computer Science in 2009, and changed its name to the Computational Biology Department in 2015 to facilitate external recognition of its department status.  The Lane Center for Computational Cancer Research was formed within the Department.