The StatGen Training Program equips a new generation of researchers with the necessary skills to work at the interface of statistics and genetics for biomedical genetic research of today and the future. Technological advancements in genetics and genomics have lead to a wealth of data, facilitating a fundamental change in the landscape of biomedical research. A new generation of scientists who have a strong foundation in statistics as well as interdisciplinary training in genetics is urgently needed to effectively analyze and interpret these data.
Students enrolled in the program will:
- Complete the program curriculum that consists of four core courses: a two-course sequence in statistical genetics and two courses in genomics.
- Select and be paired with a world-class research mentor in the training program and conduct research in the lab of the mentor.
- Fully engage in the collaborative and multidisciplinary scientific environment for biomedical research in genetics at the University of Washington, providing them with extensive knowledge about cutting-edge biomedical research in genetics.
Statistical Genetics Faculty
Faculty who would like to be considered for addition to the StatGen Training Program should send a CV and brief statement explaining why they would like to be added to the program to Timothy Thornton.
- Timothy Thornton, PhD
- Associate Professor of Biostatistics
- Robert W. Day Endowed Professor of Public Health
- School of Public Health
- University of Washington
- Elizabeth Blue: Medical Genetics
- Brian Browning: Medical Genetics, Genome Sciences
- Sharon Browning: Biostatistics
- Dan Eisenberg: Anthropology
- Joe Felsenstein: Genome Sciences, Statistics, Biology
- Phil Green: Genome Sciences, Computer Science
- Gail Jarvik: Medical Genetics, Genome Sciences
- Ben Kerr: Biology
- Kathleen Kerr: Biostatistics
- Mary Kuhner: Genome Sciences
- Adam Leaché: Biology, Burke Museum
- Sara Lindstroem: Epidemiology
- Harmit Malik: Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Erick Matsen: Computational Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Barbara McKnight: Biostatistics
- Vladimir Minin: Statistics, Biology, Biostatistics
- Debbie Nickerson: Genome Sciences, Bioengineering
- Daniel Promislow: Pathology
- Ken Rice: Biostatistics
- Brian Shirts: Laboratory Medicine
- Ali Shojaie: Biostatistics, Statistics
- Noah Simon: Biostatistics
- Elizabeth Thompson: Statistics, Genome Sciences, Biostatistics
- Timothy Thornton: Biostatistics
- Jon Wakefield : Statistics, Biostatistics
- Bruce Weir : Biostatistics, Genome Sciences
- Ellen Wijsman: Medical Genetics, Biostatistics, Genome Sciences
- Daniela Witten: Biostatistics, Statistics