5th q-bio Conference Venue and Travel Information


St. John's College
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Welcome to Santa Fe

A world-renowned travel destination unparalleled in richness of history, heritage, arts and culture. You'll be nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, immersed in natural beauty, with an average of 300 days of sunshine and blue sky. Come and prepare for your perfect day in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe’s Plaza has served as the city’s social nexus for four centuries. Now a casual, grassy park, it started as a central place around which Spanish officials built houses and barracks. The Palace of the Governors, constructed soon after the Plaza was established, still stands on the Plaza’s north side, and is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the U.S. Built around the time of Santa Fe’s founding, the Palace served as a seat of the vice royalty of New Spain’s colonial government, then was home to Mexican and, even later, American territorial governors.

See why Santa Fe has been named one of the country's healthiest cities, top travel destination,and one of the leading art centers in the country.

Local Transportation

The major airport for travelers coming to Santa Fe is Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ), located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuqeurque is about 60 miles south of Santa Fe. The airport has car rental facilities and a shuttle terminal.

Santa Fe also has a small municipal airport (SAF). Some commercial carriers may use this airport. For information look here.

Shuttle Services:
(Reservations required. $50 roundtrip.)

Roadrunner Shuttle (ABQ and Santa Fe)
(505) 424-3367

Sandia Shuttle Express
(888) 775-5696 (toll free)

Rental Cars:

Hertz Rental Car
www.hertz.com (800) 654-3131
You may use LANL's Official Travel Discount Code for the duration of the conference. CDP# 72120.


Santa Fe
Capital City Cab
(505) 438-0000

Albuquerque Cab Company
(505) 883-4888

Yellow Cab Company
(505) 247-8888

Railrunner Train


Therailrunner runs from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for $7 each way. There are free buses to take you from the Albuquerque airport to the train station and then from the Santa Fe train station to local hotels.


Santa Fe Trails Bus System

Routes and Schedules
The most commonly used routes are Route 2 - Cerrillos Road and Route M -Museum Hill. The Cerrillos Road route goes between many budget hotels and the Santa Fe Plaza Area. The Museum Hill route takes passengers from the Plaza area to local museums.

Park and Ride bus from Los Alamos:

The Blue Route of the Park and Ride bus is an excellent way to get from the Lab to the conference and back each day. It costs $3 each way and will be virtually empty as you will be riding opposite of commuter traffic. It will pick you up from either the Los Alamos Library or the TA-3parking front gate parking lot and drop you off at Sheritan and Palace(a few easy blocks from the conference location).

Pick up times from LANL's TA-3 (The Public Library is 10 minutes earlier):

6:55 am, 7:25 am, 8:10 am, 8:45 am

Return times from the SF Plaza:

2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:05 pm, 4:50 pm

Things to Do

Los Alamos:

Going to Los Alamos? Here is the Visitor's Guide.

Maps of Los Alamos Townsite, Jemez Mountains, and Northern New Mexico.

What you really want to see.

Santa Fe:

For information about Santa Fe, visit http://santafe.org

For information about New Mexico, visit http://newmexico.org/


Calendar of Events http://santafe.org/What_s_Happening_Now/index.html

El Rancho de las Golondrinas http://www.golondrinas.org/
We invite you to take a journey to the past at "The Ranch of the Swallows". This historic rancho, now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping point along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Experience the life of another time in a location unlike any other in America.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/visit/index.html
The Museum’s collection of over 2990 works comprises 1149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculpture, including promised gifts and extended loans. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year,visitors can see a changing selection of at least 50 of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. Over 140 artists have been exhibited at the Museum including Frank Stella, Jackson Pollack,Andy Warhol and Arthur Dove.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art http://www.spanishcolonial.org/
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections were initiated in 1928. Today with 3,000 objects, the collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind. Dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium, the collections span centuries in art, place and time. Among the various media featured are santos (painted and sculpted images of saints,) textiles, tinwork, silverwork, goldwork, ironwork, straw appliqué, ceramics, furniture, books and more.

Historic Sites

Road Trips


Night Life



5th q-bio Conference Participants and Presenters

Aggarwal, Gaurav University of Toronto Student  
Ahmed, Tanvir MIT Graduate Student Poster Presenter
Albert, Reka Pennsylvania State University Professor Invited Speaker
Alon, Uri Weizmann Institute of Science Prof. Invited Speaker
Ananthasubramaniam, Bharath University of California, Santa Barbara Senior Investigator Poster Presenter
Andreychenko, Aleksandr Saarland University PhD student Poster Presenter
Balwierz, Piotr Biozentrum, University of Basel Dr. Poster Presenter
Banderas, Alvaro ZMBH Ph.D. student Poster Presenter
Barua, Dipak Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc Research Associate Poster Presenter
Batchelor, Eric National Institues of Health Investigator  
Becker, Verena Harvard Medical School PhD Poster Presenter
Bennun, Sandra SNL Postdoctoral Appointee Poster Presenter
Bertolusso, Roberto Rice University PhD candidate (thesis defended) Poster Presenter
Boettiger, Alistair UC Berkeley post-doc Contributed Speaker
Bogdan, Paul Carnegie Mellon University PhD Student / Researcher  
Bray, Dennis University of Cambridge Professor Emeritus Invited Speaker
Bruno, William Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist  
Caglar, Mehmut Umut Texas Tech University Research Assistant Summer School Students
Cahill, Kevin University of New Mexico Professor Poster Presenter
callegari, john Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center postdoctoral fellow  
Capra, Emily MIT Graduate Student Poster Spotlight Presenter
Carlos, Lopez Harvard University Research Fellow Poster Presenter
Chandra, Fiona Caltech Graduate Student Poster Presenter
Chandrasekaran, Sriram UIUC & ISB Grad Student Contributed Speaker
Chaudhury, Srabanti Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc Poster Presenter
Chen, Chenglu university of Arizona postdoctoral research associate  
Cheng, Xianrui Duke University Graduate Student Poster Spotlight Presenter
Cheong, Raymond Johns Hopkins University MD/PhD Candidate Contributed Speaker
Choi, jinmyung University of Tennessee, Knoxville   Poster Presenter
Christley, Scott University of Chicago Research Scientist Poster Presenter
CHUANG, YAO-LI University of New Mexico Postdoc Poster Presenter
Chylek, Lily Cornell University Graduate Student Poster Spotlight Presenter
Ciloglu, Huseyin ETH Zürich student Summer School Students
Cirit, Murat Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Scientist  
Clark, Neil Mount Sinai School of Medicine Postdoc Poster Presenter
Cohn, Judith Los Alamos National Lab Technical Staff Member  
Cooper, Robert Princeton University / Dept of Molecular Biology Graduate student Poster Presenter
Cristini, Vittorio The University of New Mexico Professor Invited Speaker
Cross, Brent University of New Mexico Professor  
Curtis, Erica Vanderbilt University Undergraduate  
Dai, Lei MIT Graduate student Contributed Speaker
Daigle, Jr., Bernie University of California Santa Barbara Postdoctoral Researcher Contributed Speaker
Das, Jayajit The Ohio State University Professor  
Davis, Clayton Indiana University PhD Student Poster Presenter
De Boer, Rob Utrecht University Professor  
de Vos, Marjon AMOLF/ IST Austria Postdoc Poster Presenter
Deeds, Eric The University of Kansas Professor Contributed Speaker
Deem, Michael Rice University John W Cox Professor Invited Speaker
Del Vecchio, Domitilla Massachusetts Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Contributed Speaker
Delgado, Monica University of British Columbia Graduate student (MSc) Summer School Students
Dobrzynski, Maciej Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin Dr. Contributed Speaker
Drocco, Jeff Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc Poster Presenter
Duan, Lixia University of Texas at Arlington Visiting Researcher  
Dwivedi, Gaurav Georgia Institute of Technology Graduate Student Poster Presenter
Dworkin, Michael Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Assistant Poster Presenter
Earnest, Tyler University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student Summer School Students
Egbert, Robert University of Washington Graduate student Contributed Speaker
Enders, Jeffrey Vanderbilt University Graduate student  
Espinal, Jesus Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Mr. Summer School Students
Espinoza, Flor UNM Pathology Department Post Doc Associate Poster Presenter
Fallahi-Sichani, Mohammad University of Michigan PhD student Contributed Speaker
Farkas, Illes University of California San Francisco Postdoctoral researcher Poster Presenter
Fox, Robert University of Houston Professor Poster Presenter
Garza, Alexandra Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Lab Assistant Poster Presenter
Georgiev, Daniel University of West Bohemia Research Scientist Poster Presenter
Glazier, James INDIANA UNIVERSITY Director, Biocomplexity Institute  
Gnanakaran, Gnana Los Alamos National Lab Scientist  
Goldstein, Byron Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow  
Goodwin, Cody Vanderbilt University Graduate Student Poster Presenter
Groves, Benjamin University of Washington Post-doc  
Gunasekera, Kapila Institute of Cell Biology PhD student Summer School Students
Gutenkunst, Ryan University of Arizona Assistant Professor  
Guven, Can University of Maryland Graduate Student Contributed Speaker
Habib, Tanwir US Army ERDC Research Scientist  
Halasz, Adam West Virginia University Assistant professor  
Hamidi, Mani Simon Fraser University Masters Student Poster Presenter
Hancioglu, Baris Rice University Postdoctoral Research Associate Poster Presenter
Hausser, Jean Biozentrum, Universität Basel Post-doc Poster Presenter
Havens, Kyle University of Washington Postdoctoral Research Associate Summer School Students
Helms, Stephen UT Southwestern Graduate Student Contributed Speaker
Hlavacek, Bill Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist 3 Organizer
Hoffmann, Alexander University of California, San Diego Prof. Invited Speaker
Hogg, Justin University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Candidate Poster Presenter
Hoof, Ilka Utrecht University PhD Poster Presenter
Hou, Ping New Mexico State University Mr. Summer School Students
Hu, Bin Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associate Poster Presenter
Huang, Fang UNM, Physics Department Research Assistant Contributed Speaker
HUR, KYEYEON POSTECH Ms Summer School Students
Igoshin, Oleg Rice University Dr Contributed Speaker
Ionkova, Sevdelina UNM Biochemistry Student  
Iwanaszko, Marta Silesian University of Technology PhD Student Poster Presenter
Jang, Seunghee University of Washington Graduate Student Summer School Students
Janulevicius, Albertas Delft University of Technology PhD student Poster Presenter
Ji, Ni MIT graduate student Contributed Speaker
Jiang, Yi LANL Staff Member Organizer
Jilkine, Alexandra University of Arizona Postdoc Contributed Speaker
Johnson, Bryan Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Senior Scientist Poster Presenter
Johnson, Roger Arizona State University Research Scientist  
Joo, Jaewook University of Tennessee Assistant Professor Poster Presenter
Julius, Agung Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Assistant Professor Poster Presenter
Jung, Jaemyeong Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc  
Kamino, Keita University of Tokyo M.S. Summer School Students
Kang, John Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Poster Spotlight Presenter
Kanigel Winner, Kimberly University of New Mexico Graduate student  
Kim, Kyung University of Washington Senior Fellow Poster Presenter
Kimmel, Marek Rice University, Departments of Statistics and Bioengineering Professor Poster Presenter
King, Nicole University of California, Berkeley Associate Professor Invited Speaker
Klinke, David West Virginia University Associate Professor Contributed Speaker
Klosek, Malgorzata NIH/CSR SRO  
Kolczyk, Katrin Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems MSc. Poster Presenter
Kole, Ayeeshik Vanderbilt University Student Poster Presenter
Korsunsky, Ilya Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Junior Research Scientist Poster Presenter
Kulesa, Paul Stowers Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor and Director of Imaging/Kulesa Lab Contributed Speaker
Laub, Michael MIT / HHMI Professor Invited Speaker
Lazova, Milena FOM Institute AMOLF PhD student Poster Presenter
Lee, Byoungkoo Carnegie Mellon University Postdoctoral research associate Poster Presenter
Li, Zhiyuan Biophysics Department, UCSF Miss Summer School Students
Liao, David University of California San Francisco Postdoc Summer School Students
Licata, Nicholas Indiana University Department of Physics Postdoctoral Research Associate Poster Presenter
Lidke, Diane University of New Mexico Associate Professor Invited Speaker
Lin, Wan-Chen Univeristy of Cali., Berkeley Postdoc  
Liu, Yang-Yu Northeastern University Postdoctoral Research Associate Poster Presenter
Long, Tao Postdoc postdoc  
Loriaux, Paul University of California San Diego Graduate Student Poster Presenter
Ma, Lan University of Texas at Dallas Assistant professor Poster Presenter
Ma'ayan, Avi Mount Sinai School of Medicine Assistant Professor  
Machta, Ben Cornell University Graduate Student Poster Presenter
Mahmutovic, Anel Uppsala University MSc Summer School Students
Maienschein-Cline, Mark University of Chicago Student Poster Spotlight Presenter
Manhart, Michael Rutgers University Mr. Poster Presenter
Mannakee, Brian University of Arizona Student Poster Presenter
Mao, Yi University of Tennessee NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Poster Presenter
Marasco, Chrissy Vanderbilt University Graduate Student  
Marshall, Wallace University of California San Francisco Associate Professor Invited Speaker
May, Elebeoba Sandia National Laboratories Principal Member Technical Staff  
May, Jody Vanderbilt University Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry Poster Presenter
Mazzitello, Karina CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facultad de Ingenieria, Argentina Research Associate Contributed Speaker
McCall, Matthew University of Rochester Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presenter
McKinney, Cathy Stowers Institute for Medical Research Research Specialist II Poster Spotlight Presenter
McLennan, Rebecca Stowers Institute for Medical Research Senior Laboratory Manager Contributed Speaker
Meng, Xin CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology PhD student Poster Presenter
Meyer, Tobias Stanford University Professor Invited Speaker
Mikeev, Linar Saarland University Mr. Summer School Students
Miskov-Zivanov, Natasa University of Pittsburgh Research Associate Poster Presenter
Mitchell, Geoff University of Arizona Postdoc Poster Presenter
Mjolsness, Eric University of California, Irvine Professor Poster Presenter
Munsky, Brian LANL Scientist Organizer
Muthiah, Annamalai University of Virginia Graduate student  
Nemenman, Ilya Emory University Associate Professor Organizer
Neuert, Gregor MIT Postdoctoral Associate Contributed Speaker
Nghe, Philippe AMOLF, Netherlands PhD Poster Presenter
Nguyen, Hien New Mexico State University Ph.D Student Poster Presenter
Nikolaev, Evgeni Rutgers University Research Associate  
Noorbakhsh, Javad Boston University PhD Student Poster Presenter
Oliver, Janet University of New Mexico Professor/Director  
Oprea, Tudor University of New Mexico Professor  
Otwinowski, Jakub Emory University Graduate Student Poster Spotlight Presenter
Perelson, Alan LANL Senior Fellow  
Pohl, Phil Sandia National Laboratories Technical Staff Poster Presenter
Prabakaran, Sudhakaran Systems Biology Dept, Harvard Medical School Post Doctoral Fellow Poster Presenter
Prasad, Ashok Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University Assistant Professor Poster Presenter
Prasad, Upendra Case Western Reserve University Visiting Assistant Professor Poster Presenter
Prokopiou, Sotiris University of Nottingham, UK PhD student  
Ray, Christian University of Kansas Assistant Professor Poster Spotlight Presenter
Raygoza Garay, Juan Antonio The Pennsylvania State University Student Summer School Students
Resnekov, Orna VTT/MSI Molecular Sciences Institute Director  
Rivet, Catherine Georgia Institute of Technology Graduate Student Poster Presenter
Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Jesus Cinvestav-Unidad Monterrey PhD. Poster Presenter
Rohlf, Thimo IZBI, University of Leipzig Dr. Poster Presenter
Sahu, Sombeet University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor Organizer
Salis, Howard Pennsylvania State University Assistant Professor Contributed Speaker
Seale, Kevin vanderbilt university Assistant Professor  
Seeman, Nadrian New York University Prof. Invited Speaker
Sekar, John University of Pittsburgh Mr. Poster Spotlight Presenter
Sen, Shaunak California Institute of Technology/ Graduate Student Dr. Poster Presenter
Sevim, Volkan UC San Francisco Postdoc Poster Presenter
Sheftel, Hila Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel graduate student  
Shen, Xiling Cornell University Assistant Professor Contributed Speaker
Shepherd, Doug Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc  
Shimizu, Tom FOM Institute AMOLF Dr Contributed Speaker
Shipman, Adam Los Alamos National Lab Conference Coordinator Organizer
Shvartsman, Stas Princeton University Professor Invited Speaker
Skinner, Samuel Baylor College of Medicine PhD Candidate  
Solenov, Dmitry LANL Postdoc  
Song, Joe New Mexico State University Associate Professor  
Sorger, Peter Harvard Medical School Professor Invited Speaker
Spencer, Sabrina Stanford University Postdoc Poster Presenter
Stanton, Brynne MIT Postdoctoral Scholar Poster Presenter
Stites, Ed The Translational Genomics Research Institute Randy Pausch Scholar Contributed Speaker
Tan, Cheemeng Carnegie Mellon University Dr. Contributed Speaker
Tan, Chin Wee Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Post-doctoral Fellow Poster Presenter
Tan, Rui Zhen MIT Ms Poster Spotlight Presenter
Tapia Valenzuela, Jose Juan University of Pittsburgh Research Associate Summer School Students
ten Wolde, Pieter Rein FOM Institute AMOLF Prof. Invited Speaker
Thakur, Gunjan UCSB graduate student Poster Presenter
Tiwari, Abhinav Rice University Ph.D. Candidate  
Tkach, Karen Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Graduate Student Poster Spotlight Presenter
Tomasz, Lipniacki Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences Professor Poster Presenter
Torres Sosa, Christian Student M.C. Poster Presenter
Tsourkas, Philippos UC Davis Post-doc  
Turcotte, Marc University of Texas at Arlington Visiting Professor  
Vangelov, Borislav Imperial College London Mr Poster Presenter
Wall, Michael Los Alamos National Lab Scientist Organizer
Walsh, Mark University of Manchester PhD Student Poster Presenter
Weinberger, Leor J. David Gladstone Institutes, UCSF Associate Professor  
Werner, James Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Staff Member  
Wood, Kevin Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow  
Wu, Jialiang Yale University postdoc Summer School Students
Xi, Hongguang University of Texas at Arlington Graduate student Poster Presenter
XIONG, Liping Hong Kong Baptist University PostDoc Summer School Students
Xu, Heng Baylor College of Medicine Postdoctoral Associate  
Xu, Huilei Mount Sinai School of Medicine PhD Student Contributed Speaker
Yang, Jeremy University of New Mexico Mgr, Systems & Programming  
Yang, Qiong Stanford University Postdoc Contributed Speaker
Yang, Ruoting Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, UCSB Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presenter
Yang, Xiaojing UCSF Postdoc. Poster Presenter
Yeh, Tim Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associate  
Yurtsev, Evgene Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Student Poster Spotlight Presenter
Zahoranszky-Kohalmi, Gergely University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Research Assistant  
Zarnitsyna, Veronika Georgia Institute of Technology Research Scientist II Contributed Speaker
Zhang, Jingshan Los Alamos National Lab Director's postdoc fellow  
Zhao, Yao University of California, San Francisco Visiting Scholar Poster Presenter
Zhou, Yi Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate student Poster Presenter
zilman, anton University of Toronto Professor  
Zopf, Christopher Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD Candidate Contributed Speaker
Zuleta, Ignacio UCSF Postdoc Poster Prese


5th q-bio Conference Organizing Committee

James R. Faeder, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
S. Gnanakaran, Los Alamos National Laboratory
William S. Hlavacek, Los Alamos National Lab & Univ. of New Mexico
Yi Jiang, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Brian Munsky, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ilya Nemenman, Emory University
Michael E. Wall, Los Alamos National Laboratory

5th q-bio Conference Advisory Committee

Barbara A. Baird, Cornell University
Elaine L. Bearer, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Michael E. Berens, Translational Genomics Research Institute
Howard C. Berg, Harvard University
Hans Frauenfelder, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Byron Goldstein, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Arthur D. Lander, University of California, Irvine
Janet M. Oliver, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Linda R. Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara
Thomas D. Pollard, Yale University
John Reinitz, Stony Brook University
Michael A. Savageau, University of California, Davis
Eduardo D. Sontag, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Thomas C. Terwilliger, Los Alamos National Laboratory

5th q-bio Conference Program Committee

Blagoy Blagoev, University of Southern Denmark

Thierry Emonet, Yale University
James R. Faeder, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
S. Gnanakaran, Los Alamos National Laboratory
William S. Hlavacek, Los Alamos National Lab & Univ. of New Mexico
Yi Jiang, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Diane S. Lidke, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Brian Munsky, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ilya Nemenman, Emory University
Orna Resnekov, Molecular Sciences Institute
Thomas S. Shimizu, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics
Michael E. Wall, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jin Zhang, Johns Hopkins University

Anton Zilman, University of Toronto

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