Bioengineer Isaac Hilton will join Rice University as an assistant professor and his lab will be designed to tie his groundbreaking research on epigenome editing to cancer biology.
B.J. Fregly will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering with funding from Texas' CPRIT program. Fregly's research is on building computer models of individual patients that can simulate post-treatment patient function for a wide range of treatment options.
Rice University's Data Science Initiative, funded at roughly $45 million, is part of the university’s recently announced $150 million investment in research excellence.