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Statistical Genetics Ph.D. Alumni


The following are students who have received their Ph.D from the University of Washington with thesis work in statistical genetics. For additions, deletions, and ammendments, please email Elizabeth Thompson.

Note: The majority of these students are not graduates of the Statistics and Biostatistics PhD Pathways in Statistical Genetics. Those who are so are indicated by "*".

  • * Amy Anderson: Statistics, 2003. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    THE GENETIC STRUCTURE OF RELATED RECOMBINANT LINES
    Current position; Department of Mathematics, Western Washington University.
  • Eric Anderson: QERM, 2001. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    MONTE CARLO METHODS FOR INFERENCE IN POPULATION GENETIC MODELS
    Current position; Research scientist, NOAA, Santa Cruz.
  • Mariza de Andrade: Biostatistics, 1990. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    ESTIMATION OF THE GENOTYPIC PARAMETERS UNDER NON- NORMAL MODELS.
    Current position; Department of Health Sciences Research, Section of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic.
  • * Saonli Basu Statistics, 2005. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    ALLELE-SHARING METHODS FOR LINKAGE DETECTION USING EXTENDED PEDIGREES.
    Current position; Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Heike Bickeboller: Statistics, 1993. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson .
    THE POISSON CLUMPING HEURISTIC AND THE SURVIVAL OF GENOME IN SMALL PEDIGREES
    Current position; Professor, University of Goettingen, Germany.
  • Lisa Brown; Biostatistics, 2016. Advisor; Tim Thornton and Sharon Browning.
    STATISTICAL METHODS IN ADMIXTURE MAPPING: MIXED-MODEL BASED TESTING AND GENOME-WIDE SIGNIFICANCE THRESHOLDS.
    Current position: Research scientist, Seattle Genetics.
  • Sharon Browning: Statistics, 1999. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    MONTE CARLO LIKELIHOOD CALCULATION FOR IDENTITY BY DESCENT DATA.
    Current position; Department of Biostatistics, University Washington.
  • Nicky Chapman: Biostatistics, 2001. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    GENOME DESCENT IN ISOLATED POPULATIONS
    Current position; Wijsman Group, Division of Medical Genetics University of Washington.
  • Charles Cheung:: Biostatistics 2013. Advisor: Ellen Wijsman.
    USING INHERITANCE VECTORS TO IMPUTE GENOTYPES AND DETECT GENOTYPING ERR)RS
    Current position: Postdoc: FHCRC.
  • * Peter Chi:: Biostatistics 2013. Advisor: Vladimir Minin.
    PROBLEMS IN PEDIGREES AND PHYLOGENIES.
    Current position:Department of Statistics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
  • * Yoonha Choi: Biostatistics, 2010. Advisor: Bruce Weir.
    CASE-CONTROL ASSOCIATION TESTING WITH UNKNOWN MULTILEVEL RELATIONSHIPS: CRYPTIC RELATEDNESS AND POPULATION STRUCTURE
    Current Position: Postdoc., Stanford University.
  • Gary Churchill: Biostatistics, 1988. Advisor: Elizabeth Thompson.
    STOCHASTIC MODELS FOR DNA SEQUENCE DATA.
    Current Position: The Jackson Laboratory.
  • * Matthew P Conomos: Biostatistics, 2014. Advisors: Tim Thornton and Bruce Weir
    INFERRING, ESTIMATING, AND ACCOUNTING FOR POPULATION AND PEDIGREE STRUCTURE IN GENETIC ANALYSES.
    Current Position: Research Scientist, GCC, Biostatistics, University of Washington.
  • * Yanming Di: Statistics, 2009. Advisor: Elizabeth Thompson.
    CONDITIONAL TESTS FOR LOCALIZING TRAIT GENES.
    Current position; Department of Statistics, Oregon State University.
  • Lindsey Dubb: Genome Sciences, 2005. Advisor: Joe Felsenstein.
    A LIKELIHOOD MODEL OF GENE FAMILY EVOLUTION.
  • *Audrey Fu: Statistics, 2008, Advisor: Matthew Stephens
    MODELS AND INFERENCE OF TRANSMISSION OF DNA METHYLATIOON PATTERNS IN MAMMALIAN SOMATIC CELLS
    Current position: Department of Statistical Science,  University of Idaho
  • Charles Geyer: Statistics, 1990. Advisor: Elizabeth Thompson.
    LIKELIHOOD AND EXPONENTIAL FAMILIES.
    Current position: School of Statistics,University of Minnesota.
  • Chris Glazner: Statistics, 2014.  Advisor: Elizabeth Thompson.
    MONTE CARLO ESTIMATION OF IDENITY BY DESCENT IN POPULATIONS.
    Current position:Consultant, Summit, New York.
  • Katrina Goddard: Biostatistics, 1999. Advisor; Ellen Wijsman.
    STUDY DESIGN ISSUES IN THE ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX GENETIC TRAITS.
    Current position Kaiser Permanente, Portland Oregon, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University.
  • Jinko Graham: Biostatistics, 1998. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    DISEQUILIBRIUM FINE-MAPPING OF A RARE ALLELE VIA COALESCENT MODELS OF GENE ANCESTRY.
    Current position; Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Simon Fraser University.
  • Fiona Grimson: Statistics 2017. Advisor, Elizabeth Thompson.
    SCALABLE METHODS FOR THE INFERENCE OF IDENTITY BY DESCENT.
    Current position:
  • Sun Wei Guo: Biostatistics, 1991. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    MONTE CARLO METHODS IN QUANTITATIVE GENETICS.
  • Dick Guang-Iong Hwang: Genome Sciences, 2005. Advisor; Phil Green.
    BAYESIAN MARKOV CHAIN MONTE CARLO PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF MAMMALIAN EVOLUTION.
  • * Garrett Hellenthal : Statistics, 2006. Advisor; Matthew Stephens.
    EXPLORING RATES AND PATTERNS OF VARIABILITY IN GENE CONVERSION AND CROSSOVER IN THE HUMAN GENOME.
    Current position;Sir Henry Dale Fellow, UCL Genetics Institute at University College London
  • * Jan Irhvan: Statistics, 2015. Advisor Vladimir Minin
    PHYLOGENETIC STOCHASTIC MAPPING.
    Current position;
  • Jennifer Kirk: Biostatistics, 2016. Advisor: Tim Thornton.
    STATISTICAL METHODS FOR INFERRING POPULATION STRUCTURE WITH HUMAN SEQUENCE DATA. 
    Current position:
  • Charla Lambert: Genome Sciences, 2008. Advisor: Maynard Olson.
    EMPIRICAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE DUFFY BLOOD GROUP LOCUS IN HUMANS.
  • Jeff Leek : Biostatistics, 2007. Adviser; John Storey.
    SURROGATE VARIABLE ANALYSIS.
    Current position: Department of Biostatistics, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Anne-Louise Leutenegger: Biostatistics, 2003. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson and Francoise Clerget-Darpoux.
    ESTIMATION OF RANDOM GENOME SHARING: CONSEQUENCES FOR LINKAGE DETECTION.
    Current position; INSERM, Paris, France.
  • Hongzhe Li: Statistics, 1995. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    SEMIPARAMETRIC ESTIMATION OF MAJOR GENE AND RANDOM ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS FOR AGE OF ONSET.
    Current position; Statistical Genetics and Genomics, University of Pennsylvania.
  • * Na Li: Biostatistics, 2003. Advisors; Matthew Stephens and Elizabeth Thompson.
    MODELING AND INFERENCE FOR LINKAGE DISEQUILIBRIUM AND RECOMBINATION

  • Shili Lin: Statistics, 1993. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    MARKOV CHAIN MONTE CARLO ESTIMATES OF PROBABILITIES ON COMPLEX STRUCTURES.
    Current position; Department of Statistics, Ohio State University.
  • Susan McGorray: Biostatistics, 1990. Advisor; Barbara McKnight.
    EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND GENETIC COMPONENTS OF DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY BASED ON DATA OBTAINED FROM SIBLING PAIRS.
    Current position; Department of Statistics, Division of Biostatistics, University of Florida.
  • * Caitlin McHugh: Biostatistics 2016.  Advisor; Tim Thornton.
    STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF AUTOSOMAL AND X CHROMOSOME GENETIC DATA IN SAMPLES WITH UNKNOWN STRACTURE
    Current Position: New York Genome Center
  • *Jean Morrison: Biostatistics, 2016. Advisor; Noah Simon.
    CONVEX METHODS TO EXPLOIT SPATIAL STRUCTURE IN EPIGENOMIC DATA
    Current position: Postdoc, Statistics, University of Chicago.
  • Julia Palacios:: Statistics 2013. Advisor: Vladimir Minin.
    BAYESIAN NONOPARAMETRIC INFERENCE IF EFFECTIVE POPULATION SIZE TRAJECTORIES FROM GENOMIC DATA.
    Current position:Departmet of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard Univeristy and Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University.
  • Rori Rohlfs: Genome Sciences, 2010. Advisor; Bruce Weir.
    THE ROLE OF NULL DISTRIBUTIONS IN STATISTICAL GENETICS.
    Current position: UC Berkeley.
  • * Elisabeth Rosenthal: Biostatistics, 2008. Advisor; Ellen Wijsman
    JOINT LINKAGE AND SEGREGATION ANALYSIS ALLOWING FOR MULTIALLELIC INHERITANCE.
  • * Arindam RoyChoudhury: Statistics, 2006. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson
    LIKELIHOOD INFERENCE FOR POPULATION STRUCTURE USING THE COALESCENT.
    Current position; Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University.
  • Josh Sampson : Biostatistics, 2007. Adviser; Steve Self
    CLUSTERING GENES IN GENETICAL GENOMICS.
    Current position: National Cancer Insitute
  • * Paul Scheet: Statistics, 2006. Advisor; Matthew Stephens
    AN EFFICIENT AND FLEXIBLE MODEL FOR PATTERNS OF POPULATION GENETIC VARIATION.
    Current position; Department of Epidemiology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Nuala Sheehan: Statistics, 1990. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    GENETIC RESTORATION ON COMPLEX PEDIGREES.
    Current position; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Leicester.
  • * Solveig Sieberts: Statistics, 2003. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    JOINT RELATIONSHIP INFERENCE FROM THREE OR MORE INDIVIDUALS IN THE PRESENCE OF GENOTYPING ERROR
    Current position; S.A.G.E and FHCRC, Seattle, WA
  • Kimberly Siegmund: Biostatistics, 1995. Advisor; Barbara McKnight.
    GENETIC MODELS FOR HAZARDS IN FAMILIES.
    Current position; Department of Preventative Medicine, Divisions of Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology, University of Southern California.
  • * William Stewart: Statistics, 2005. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    ALTERNATIVE MODELS FOR ESTIMATING GENETIC MAPS FROM PEDIGREE DATA
    Current position; Nationwide Childrens Hospital;, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Ming Su: Electrical Engineering, 2013. Advisor (co-chair); Elizabeth Thompson.
    PROBABILISTIC INFERENCE IN MODERN GENETIC LINKAGE ANALYSIS.
    Current position: Bellevue, WA.
  • * Serge Sverdlov: Statistics, 2014. Advisor; Elizabeth Thompson.
    FUNCTIONAL QUANTITATIVE GENETICS AND THE MISSING HERITABILITY PROBLEM.
    Current position: Lecturer, Department of Statistics, UW
  • Jeffrey Thorne: Genetics, 1991. Advisor; Joe Felsenstein.
    PAIRWISE SEQUENCE ANALYSIS: EVOLUTIONARY PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND ALIGNMENT.
    Current position; Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University.
  • Camlin Tierney: Biostatistics, 1992. Advisor; Barbara McKnight.
    POWER OF AFFECTED SIBLING METHOD TESTS FOR LINKAGE.
    Current position; Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Xuesong Yu: Biostatistics, 2007. Adviser Li Hsu
    STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ANALYZING GENOMIC DATA WITH CONSIDERATION OF SPATIAL STRUCTURES.
  • *Xiuwen Zheng: Biostatistics, 2013. Advisor: Bruce Weir.
    STATISTICAL PREDICTION OF HLA ALLELES AND RELATEDNESS ANALYSIS IN GENOME_WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDIES.
    Current Position: Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington.