She studied applied mathematics and economics as an undergrad, now PhD candidate Phuong Vu is developing statistical methods to effectively analyze air pollution data.
An undergraduate experience with Gardens for Health International spurred first-year PhD student Avi Kenny’s interest in global health.
As a math undergrad, Natalie Gasca was intrigued with patterns and statistics. Her drive to help people led her to pursue a doctorate in biostatistics.
A first-generation college student from the Colombian coffee belt, Mauricio Sadinle deviated from the family business to pursue higher education.
Through her research as a PhD student, Rui Zhuang hopes to help biomedical scientists better understand how human gut microbes interact with each other.
One of Jiacheng Wu's ongoing projects as a PhD student in Biostatistics focuses on evaluating the vaccine efficacy in HIV vaccine trials.
MS student Yichen Zhang parlayed a summer internship with NanoString Technologies into a permanent part-time position.
As an undergrad, Anna Plantinga enjoyed math and developed an interest in doing biological research. At UW, she's now working on a variety of methods for studying the human microbiome.
She sends good-luck notes to students before tests. Critiques resumes, helps brainstorm job searches, and advises some on what to wear to conferences. Hooks up others to support services such as tutoring and career advising.
PhD student Sen Zhao’s research is focused on finding innovative new methods for hypothesis testing of high-dimensional data.