Research Interests

Posted on July 13th, 2010

My research interests involves applying statistical reasoning to problems that bring together the fields of biology, genetics, genomics, computer science, and bioinformatics. For my Ph.D. research, I am working under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca W. Doerge. Over the course of my doctoral work, I also had the opportunity to spend 13 months in the Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology lab at INRA in Jouy-en-Josas, France working with Drs. Florence Jaffrézic and Jean-Louis Foulley.

My current work deals with reverse-engineering gene regulatory networks from time-course genomic data using approximate Bayesian inference (including empirical Bayes methodology and likelihood-free methods). I have also developed an R package, ebdbNet that can be used to infer the adjacency matrix of a gene regulatory network from time-course expression data.

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