People

William Valdar
Principal Investigator
Professor (Dept of Genetics)
Background: brief biosketch
Marissa Ashner
Graduate student (Biostatistics)
Background: appl math (BS, Illinois Tech)
Project: modeling phenotypic variability
Ellen Risemberg
Graduate student (BCB &amp Dept of Genetics)
Background: mol cell biol (BA Vanderblit)
Co-advised with Marty Ferris
Project: statistical genetics of SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccine efficiency in a multiparent mouse model
Jialiu Xie
Graduate Research Assistant (&amp Dept of Genetics)
Background: stat & math (BS, Illinois Urbana-Champaign), stat (MS, UNC-CH)
Project: Gene-by-diet by parent-of-origin effects on RNAseq gene expression

Affiliates

Jeff Roach, staff member, ITS

Former lab members

Kathie Sun
Graduate student (BCB & Dept of Genetics)
Background: env/biol (BS Duke; MS UNC-CH)
Project: quantitative genetics and epigenetics in multiparental populations
Next/current position: Associate Scientist in Bioinformatics, Regeneron
Yanwei Cai
Graduate student (BCB &amp Dept of Genetics)
Background: biol sci (BS, Fudan, China)
Project: computational/statistical genetics
Next/current position: Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Institute, WA
Wes Crouse
Graduate student (BCB &amp Dept of Genetics)
Co-advised with Samir Kelada
Background: econ/math (BA, UNC-CH)
Next/current position: postdoc, Xin He and Matthew Stephens Labs, U Chicago
Jennifer Chen
Undergraduate student (Biostatistics & Computer Science)
Project: computational/statistical genetics
Next/current position: MS student, John’s Hopkins
Robert Corty
PhD student (2013-2018) BCB &amp Dept of Genetics)
Background: chem/physical biol (AB, Harvard)
Project: modeling phenotypic variability
Next/current position: rejoined MD program
Dan Oreper
PhD student (2013-2018; BCB &amp Dept of Genetics)
Background: comps sci (BS, MEng, MIT)
Next/current position: Bioinformatics Associate, Genentech.
Greg Keele
PhD Student (2013-2018; BCB &amp Dept of Genetics)
Background: biol sci (BS, Nebraska-Lincoln), biostat (MS, Michigan)
Next/current position: postdoc, Gary Churchill Lab, Jackson Laboratory.
Paul Maurizio
PhD student (2013-2018; BCB &amp Dept of Genetics)
Co-advised with Mark Heise
Background: biochem (BA, Swarthmore), microbio/immuno (ScM, Hopkins)
Next/current position: postdoc, Berreiro Lab, U Chicago.
Yunjung Kim
Research Assistant Professor (Dept of Genetics)
Background: pharm (BS, Yeung Nam, Korea), stat (MS, Iowa), bioinf (NC State)
Next/current position: senior research scientist, Rho Inc.
Yuying Xie
PhD student (2010-2015; Dept of Statistics), RA (Dept of Genetics)
Co-advised with Yufeng Liu
Background: biol sci (BS, Fudan), genetics (PhD, UNC), stat (MS, UNC)
Next/current position: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Jeremy Sabourin
PhD student (2010-2013; STOR with Andrew Nobel); Postdoc (2013-2014; Genetics)
Background: math/stat (BA, Castleton), stat (MS, PhD, UNC)
Next/current position: NIH-IRTA postdoctoral fellow, Wilson Group, NHGRI
Alan Lenarcic
Postdoc (2010-2014; Dept of Genetics)
Background: physics (AB, Harvard), stat (AM, PhD, Harvard)
Next/current position: Quantitative Fellow, US Securities and Exchange Commission
Zhaojun Zhang
PhD student (2010-2014; Computer Science, with Wei Wang)
Background: comp sci (BS, Peking)
Next/current position: Software Engineer at Coursera Inc.

Current and former rotation students

  • Kalika Kamat, BBSP rotation student, Fall 2021
  • Ellen Risemberg, BBSP rotation student (joint with Marty Ferris), Fall 2020
  • Yuriko Harigaya, BBSP rotation student (joint with Marty Ferris), Winter 2019
  • Jamshaid Shahir, BBSP rotation student, Winter 2018
  • Siyao Liu, BBSP rotation student (joint with Mark Heise), Summer 2017
  • Kathie Sun, BBSP rotation student, Summer 2016
  • Yanwei Cai, BBSP rotation student, Spring 2016
  • Youli Xia, BBSP rotation student, Winter 2015
  • Thanh Hoang, BBSP rotation student, Winter 2015
  • Wes Crouse, BBSP rotation student (joint with Samir Kelada), Winter 2014
  • Robert Corty, MD/PhD rotation student, Summer 2013
  • Paul Maurizio, BBSP rotation student (joint with Mark Heise), Winter 2012/2013
  • Bailey Peck, BBSP rotation student (joint with Daniel Pomp), Winter 2012/2013
  • Greg Keele, BBSP rotation student, Fall 2012
  • Dan Oreper, BBSP rotation student, Fall 2011