Dr. Olga Troyanskaya Presents 2008 Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture

May,  2008

Olga Troyanskaya
Olga Troyanskaya

Dr. Olga Troyanskaya was the invited speaker for the Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture which was held on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 4:30pm in MATH 175. The title of her talk was "From search and data integration to discovering novel biology or integrated analysis of diverse genomic data in yeast and beyond." Refreshments followed the seminar at 5:30pm in HAAS 111.

Dr. Olga Troyanskaya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, where she runs the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics. The goal of her research is to bring the capabilities of computer science and statistics to the study of gene function and regulation in the biological networks through integrated analysis of biological data from diverse data sources--both existing and yet to come (e.g. from diverse gene expression data sets and proteomic studies). She is designing systematic and accurate computational and statistical algorithms for biological signal detection in high-throughput data sets. More specifically, she is interested in developing methods for better gene expression data processing and algorithms for integrated analysis of biological data from multiple genomic data sets and different types of data sources (e.g. genomic sequences, gene expression, and proteomics data).

Dr. Troyanskaya is an editor for PLOS Computational Biology, an associate editor for Bioinformatics, and an editorial board member of Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Briefings in Bioinformatics, and Biology Direct. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, and the Howard Wentz faculty award. She has also been honored as one of the top young technology innovators by the MIT Technology Review.

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.

March 2008