Biostatistics students in both the Masters and PhD programs are immersed in the division, assisting on high-impact national and international research projects, supporting the Division’s course offerings, and conducting their own research. Our students work closely with faculty advisers; with a student-to-faculty ratio that is one of the lowest among leading Biostatistics programs, students are able to get the training and personal attention they need to maximize their potential.

Students are actively involved in organizing both academic and social activities. The Student Seminar Series provides an opportunity to present and discuss work in progress, practice presentations for upcoming conferences, and learn new computing skills. Student seminars are typically closed to faculty. For a list of upcoming and previous student seminar presentations as well as other student resources, visit our 2019-2020 Biostatistics Student Seminar page.

Meet Our Students

Michael Anderson
Andy Becker
Roland Brown
Jessica Butts
Charles Cain
Sandra Castro-Pearson
Jennifer Czachura
Chuyu Deng
Yangqing Deng
Andrew Dilernia
Clara Drew
Anne Eaton
Bin Guo
Lillian Haine
Brian Hart
Jin Jin
Adam Kaplan
Jonathan Kim
Katherine (Alex) Knutson
Ales Kotalik
Sharon Ling
Boyang Lu
Grace Lyden
Maria Masotti
Shannon McKearnan
James Normington
Elise Northrop
Evan Olawsky
Jun Young Park
Jack Pattee
Ross Peterson
Jennifer Proper
Sarah Samorodnitsky
Souvik Seal
Carlos Serrano
Lianne Siegel
Aparajita Sur
Zhenxun Wang
Mengli Xiao
Yi Yang
Yuan Zhang
Jincheng Zhou
Rachel Zilinskas
Yoon Son Ahn
Xing Bai
Yunxiang Bai
Meghana Bhimarao
Karl Brown
Zachary Brown
Wenhao Cao
Ella Chrenka
Dillon Corrigan
Rebecca Freese
Elizabeth Gearhart
Xue Gong
Yuxin Guo
Katrina Harper
Xiang He
Ajing Huang
Meredith Hyun
Seonguk Jang
Ziyu Ji
Cassandra Johnson
Sungtae Kim
Gregory Knowlton
Matthew Kucera
Trang Le
Jingxin Lei
Menglu Liang
Jiawei Liu
Benjamin Mayhew
Tushar Patni
Michael Petzold
Xuan Pu
Yichen Que
Siyang Ren
Karan Shah
Torri Simon
Joe Swintek
Shruti Vempati
Yating (Flora) Wang
Zheng Wang
Tianhua Wu
Jiemin Yang
Qiuyu Yang
Shengwei Zhang
Weijie Zhang
Tingyang Zhou

Upcoming Student Presentations

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Recent Student Presentations

Name Adviser Title
Wenhao Cao Eric Lock A Frequentist Assessment of Bayesian Multiple Hypothesis Testing
Souvik Seal Saonli Basu Efficient SNP-based Heritability Estimation using Gaussian Predictive Process in Large Scale Cohort Studies
Jack Pattee Wei Pan Leveraging Summary Statistics and Integrative Analysis for Prediction and Inference in Genome-Wide Association Studies
Katrina Harper Erika Helgeson Clustering Methods for Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing Data
Jingxin Lei Joe Koopmeiners Bayesian Multisource Exchangeability Models for Combining Supplementary Weibull-Distributed Survival Data
Zheng Wang Chap Le Nonparametric Methods for the Propensity Scores
Ross Peterson David Vock and Joe Koopmeiners Methods for Validating the Statistical Power of Endpoints, Longitudinal Participant Compliance, and Longitudinal Treatment Effects in Clinical Trials
Jiawei Liu Baolin Wu A Novel Penalized Approach for Integrative Modeling of Multiple GWAS Summary Data
Karl Brown Erika Helgeson Comparing Clustering Algorithms to Categorize Groups of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
Yi Yang Lin Zhang and Saonli Basu Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Multi-Variant and Multi-Trait Genome-Wide Association Studies
Zhenxun Wang Haitao Chu Statistical Methods for Arm-based Bayesian Network Meta-analysis
Yangqing Deng Wei Pan Genetic Testing with Conditional Analysis and Summary Statistics
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