Teaching & Mentoring

I taught many undergraduate and graduate courses concerning regression methods and applied statistics, as well as bioinformatics and the statistical analysis of data produced by high-throughput genomic technologies.

My colleagues (including statisticians, computer scientists and biologists) and I maintain a close-knit co-advising network to train and mentor students working at the interfaces between our disciplines. Examples of graduates mentored through this network are Guruprasad Ananda (PhD in Bioinformatics and Genomics, 2012, now a research scientist at the Jackson Laboratories), Ivan Simeonov (PhD in Statistics, 2012, now at Travelers), Erika Kvikstad (PhD in Genetics, 2009, then a postdoc at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France, now at Oxford), Svitlana Tyekucheva (PhD in Statistics, 2008, then a postdoc at Johns Hopkins and now at Harvard), James Taylor (PhD in Computer Science, 2006, a faculty first at Emory University and now at Johns Hopkins), and Shan Yang (PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2004, now a senior bioinformatics scientist at Applied Biosystems).

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