2007 Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture: Statistical Challenges in Analyzing Mass Spectrometry Proteomic Data

February,  2007

Xihong Lin
Professor Xihong Lin

Dr. Xihong Lin, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health was the invited speaker for the Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture which was held on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 4:30pm in MATH 175. The title of her talk was "Statistical Challenges in Analyzing Mass Spectrometry Proteomic Data." A reception followed the seminar at 5:30pm in HAAS 101.

Dr. Lin received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics in 1994 from the University of Washington. She was a faculty member in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan between 1994 and 2005, and joined the Harvard Biostatistics Department in the fall of 2005. Her main statistical research interests lie in developing statistical methods for analysis of correlated data, such as longitudinal/clustered data, and high-dimensional data, such as genomic and proteomic data in epidemiology and population sciences. She is particularly interested in nonparametric and semiparametric regression, statistical learning methods, mixed models, measurement error, missing data, and statistical methods in genomic epidemiology. She has been involved in collaborative research in epidemiology, environmental health, cancer and sleep. She has published over 90 papers. Dr. Lin was the coordinating Editor of Biometrics between 2003 and 2005 and has served on several other editorial boards. She received the 2002 Mortimer Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association for the outstanding health sciences statistician under age forty, the 2002 Noether Young Scholar Award from the American Statistical Association, and the 2006 Presidents' Award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies for the outstanding statistician forty years of age and younger. She is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

The Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture is named in memory of Myra Samuels who was Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in Purdue's Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and Associate Director of Statistical Consulting in the Department of Statistics.