Position title: Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
I am a mathematical scientist working at the interface of biology and statistics. My research is motivated by questions arising in studies of genomics, specifically as they pertain to development and complex diseases including diabetes. Over the past twenty years, my research group has developed statistical methods and software to address several questions in the design and analysis of bulk, single-cell, and spatial RNA-sequencing experiments, expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) mapping, network reconstruction, and personalized genomic medicine. In addition to expertise in statistical methods and software development, I maintain active collaborations with many biologists and clinicians which helps to ensure that the methods developed by my group accommodate important features in data, address salient and relevant questions in a meaningful way, and are disseminated in a way that non-statisticians find accessible.