Professor, Biometry, Horticulture & Statistics
1120 Medical Sciences Center
608-263-3304 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Education: Caltech, Mathematics, BSc UC-Berkeley, Statistics, MA UC-Berkeley, Biostatistics, PhD
Hometown: Orinda, CA
I like working with data and am interested in how teams of researchers share information and make decisions. My technical area is systems genetics from a statistical computing perspective. I am interested more broadly in how UW-Madison can make STEM fields more accessible to all students, particularly when it involves understanding how data informs planning on projects that cut across disciplines.
Short description of my research: I relate measurements of genotype (what we got from our parents at birth) to phenotype (what can be measured about us later in life), with a specific study involving mice as models for human metabolic disease such as diabetes and obesity. More broadly, I study how to use software tools (such as Rstudio) to organize data-driven research and to visualize and interpret results.
What is your passion? I am passionate about using computers to improve life, especially in the research realm. I enjoy biking and hiking outdoors.
What advice do you have for undergrads, grads, postdocs seeking careers in STEM fields? Follow your passion. Find a mentor, whatever the field may be (even someone outside your field who can give you sensible feedback). Try different things, and know that all you do is connected. Keep coming back, and ask for help because STEM is challenging.
What do you like to do when you’re away from work? Hike, bike, birdwatch, watch movies.