I am an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Previously, I got my Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, advised by Professor Curtis Huttenhower. I also completed a short postdoc with Professors Huttenhower and Lucas Janson (Harvard Statistics), as well as full postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania, under the supervision of Professor Hongzhe Li.
I am interested in statistical research for modern molecular epidemiology surveys, specially with emerging study designs and assay technologies. Such “omics” data types pose many exciting challenges and opportunities for statistical method development. See examples in studies of the microbiome, cancer transcriptional subtyping, and cell-cell interaction inferenced from spatial proteomics.