Welcome to my website! I am a biostatistician with research interests in statistical methods for genetics studies. I also maintain R packages that enable multivariate analysis in systems genetics studies.
For the past eight weeks, I’ve studied improvisational comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade. While the UCB is based in Los Angeles, our class sessions and the show occurred over zoom. Please find the ~30-minute video on youtube: https://youtu.be/T_zE1wdKY8s. Enjoy!
Tomorrow my lab will participate in #ShutDownAcademia #ShutDownSTEM. I’ll stay at home instead of traveling to my office. And instead of doing my usual research, I’ll read, watch, and listen to pieces listed on the organizers’ website: https://www.shutdownstem.com/.
I hope that you’ll join me in participating.
Mathematician John Urschel recommended this article from the American Mathematical Society: https://www.ams.org/journals/notices/201802/rnoti-p149.pdf
I have the opportunity to present a poster at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2020. I’ve posted both a pdf of the poster and a mp4 narrated video tour of the poster here.
I’d love to address your questions and hear your suggestions in the Q & A session on Thursday, April 30, at 1:30pm Eastern Time. My poster number is 1333A.
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qtl2pleioperforms a d-variate, d-QTL scan over a genomic region of interest before calculating a likelihood ratio test statistic for the competing hypotheses of pleiotropy and separate QTL.
gemma2uses restricted maximum likelihood methods to infer variance components in a multivariate linear mixed effects model for QTL mapping.