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Couple’s $5 million to fund cancer research at Carnegie Mellon


Carnegie Mellon University is establishing a new research center to help fight cancer with the help of a $5 million donation.

The Ray and Stephanie Lane Center for Computational Biology will be named for the couple who donated the money.

Ray Lane, a native of Pittsburgh, is general partner at the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers venture capital firm. Stephanie Lane is on the board of the American Cancer Society and established the Stephanie H. Lane Cancer Resource Network, which coordinates patient services in California.

In computational biology, researchers use computers, mathematics and statistics to create models of molecules and other biological systems. The researchers can use those models to study cancer.

The donation also endows a professorship and will support doctoral and postdoctoral training in computational biology.

– Associated Press

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