Statistical Genetics Training

The Statistical Genetics (StatGen) program draws students from four PhD programs at the University of Washington: Biostatistics, Statistics, Genome Sciences, and Institute for Public Health Genetics.





How to Apply

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.

PI Contact:

  • Timothy Thornton, PhD
  • Professor of Biostatistics
  • Robert W. Day Endowed Professor of Public Health
  • School of Public Health
  • University of Washington

Training Faculty

Information about curriculum coming soon.
Information about current trainees coming soon.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following to Dr. Timothy Thornton:
  • Completed application form.
  • Current CV. CV should include any publications
  • Letter of Interest/Statement of Purpose
  • Provide a brief description (1-2 pages) of your research interest and goals, and how they relate to STATGEN

The Statistical Genetics Training program is funded by an NIH/NIGMS T32 Training Grant: T32 GM081062.