Overview

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  My research interests are in statistical genomics and systems biology. Currently, I am focusing on developing methods to estimate gene regulatory networks from gene perturbation experiments, addressing within-subject heterogeneity in genomic tumor biomarkers, and examining the effect of cellular composition on tissue-level gene expression.

I received a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from
The Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of Rafael Irizarry. My thesis work focused on developing statistical methodology for preprocessing and analysis of data from a single microarray. I was also part of the Biostatistics intramural soccer team that won the league championship. An overview of my time there can be found here.

From 2010-2014, as a postdoc working with Anthony Almudevar and Hartmut Land, my research focused on incorporating uncertainty in the estimation of gene regulatory networks from perturbation experiments. This work resulted in a K99 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).