People

Zöllner Lab
Sebastian Zöllner, principal investigator. Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biostatistics and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan.
Amanda Artis, Biostatistics Master's student. Amanda Artis is a second-year Master's student in Biostatistics and a member of the Genome Science Training Program. Her primary research focus is in statistical genomics. Her interests include adjustment for multiple comparisons, methods to simultaneously test multiple genetic markers for association, and methods for adjusting for population stratification.
Becky Rothwell, ????. Becky is working on simulations in coalescent theory in an effort to understand the migration patterns of European populations. Her other research interests include machine learning methods and chronic pain conditions. In the past, her research has primarily been focused on the OPPERA study, a large-scale prospective study to identify the risk factors of temporomandibular disorder.
Matt Zawistowski, postdoc. Some stuff about Matt.
Ziqian Geng, Biostatistics Ph.D student. Ziqian earned his B.E in systems engineering from the National University of Defense Technology (China) and hi M.S in applied statistics at Bowling Green State University. He is interested in generating new models and software in statistical genetics. His current project focuses on generating new methods to sub-phenotype psychiatric disorders and other complex diseases.
Peng Zhang, Bioinformatics Ph.D student. Some stuff about Peng.


Scheet Lab
Paul Scheet, principal investigator. Paul is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and an adjunct assistant professor in the UT School of Public Heatlh.
Selina Vattathil, Ph.D student in Human and Molecular Genetics, GSBS. Some stuff about Selina.
Anthony San Lucas, Master's student in Biostatistics, GSBS. Some stuff about Anthony.
Rui Xia, Master's student in Biostatistics, UT School of Public Health. Some stuff about Rui.


Rosenberg Lab
Noah Rosenberg, principal investigator. Noah received his B.A. in mathematics from Rice University in 1997, his M.S. in mathematics from Stanford University in 1999, and his Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University in 2001. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the molecular and computational biology group at the University of Southern California. From 2005-2011, Noah was on the faculty of the University of Michigan in the Departments of Human Genetics, Biostatistics, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. In July 2011, he joined the faculty of the Department of Biology at Stanford University.
Erkan Buzbas, postdoc. Erkan received his M.S. in statistics and Ph.D. in bioinformatics and computational biology from the University of Idaho, where he was a student with Paul Joyce. Erkan is a Bayesian statistician and computational biologist interested in balancing selection, approximate Bayesian computation, and inference problems in theoretical population genetics.
Laura Helmkamp, biostatistics M.S. student. Laura Helmkamp completed her B.S. in mathematics and chemistry at the University of Florida. Her current work focuses on evaluating the statistical properties of algorithms that use gene trees to estimate species trees.
Ethan Jewett, biology Ph.D. student. Ethan Jewett completed his B.A. in physics at Reed College, and his M.S. in applied and interdisciplinary mathematics at the Univesity of Michigan. He is currently working on gene trees and species trees, and on methods for estimating population divergence times. Other interests include applications of genealogical modeling to study populations of cells within a single organism.
Naama Kopelman, environmental studies Ph.D. student. Naama completed her B.Sc. in biology and computer science at Tel Aviv University and her M.S. in bioinformatics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her M.S. thesis investigated the relationship between gene duplication and alternative splicing. Naama's current work focuses on genetic relationships among Jewish populations, and on algorithms for examining genetic admixture. Her Ph.D. program is at the Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University.
Zachary Szpiech, bioinformatics Ph.D. student. Zach completed his B.S. in mathematics at the University of Michigan, working during his senior year in the Rosenberg lab. His current research is centered on human population genetics, the analysis of private alleles, and microsatellite evolution. Zach has previously been supported by the Bioinformatics Training Grant, and he is currently supported by the Genome Science Training Program.
Paul Verdu, postdoc. Paul completed his Ph.D. in anthropological genetics at the University of Paris 6/Musee de l'Homme, on genetic admixture and demography of the Pygmy populations of central Africa. In addition to his work on origins, admixture, demography, and migration in Pygmies, Paul is also interested in admixture modeling, human spatial variation, sociogenetics, and the relationship between genetic and linguistic variation.
Cuong Than, human genetics postdoc. Cuong received his B.S. in computer science from Hanoi University of Technology in 2003, and his Ph.D., also in computer science, from Rice University in 2009. His current research is in the areas of bioinformatics and phylogenetics. He is also interested in combinatorics, graph and combinatorial algorithms, and computational complexity theory.


Last updated 7/30/2012