Bani Mallick, Ph.D.

Dr. Mallick joined Texas A&M University in 1998, and has recently been promoted to Associate Professor. He is a co- investigator (with Drs. Carroll and S. Wang) on their NCI-funded statistical methodology research grant, and a co-investigator (with Dr. Calvin) on the NIEHS Superfund grant. Dr. Mallick is well-known for his work on Bayesian statistical methodology, and more generally on Bayesian statistical computing.

Raymond J. Carroll, Ph.D.

Dr. Carroll is a Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University, a special rank held by approximately 35 faculty members in the university. His main appointment is in the Department of Statistics, and he holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. He is a member of the Faculty of Nutrition, a member of the Faculty of Toxicology, and the Director for Biostatistics and Epidemiological Research for the NIEHS-funded Center for Environmental and Rural Health.

Joseph Sturino, Ph.D.

Joseph Sturino, Ph.D. is currently a Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. Dr. Sturino's laboratory uses functional genomics (e.g., comparative genomics, targeted gene knockouts, Biolog phenotype microarrays, and oligonucleotide microarrays) to dissect the role of individual genes in coordinating interaction between gastrointestinal microorganisms (both pathogenic and probiotic) and their human host.

Clint Allred, Ph.D.

Clint Allred, Ph.D. is currently a Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Allred received his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Georgia in 1997. He completed his Ph.D. in nutrition at the University of Illinois in 2002. He then served as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of pharmacology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine until August of 2006.


Robert Chapkin, Ph.D.

Dr. Chapkin is established in the areas of transmembrane signaling, protein kinase C signal transduction, and cell/molecular biology techniques. His research has been directed towards the modification of those processes by nutritional and pharmacological intervention. His work is supported by grants primarily from the National Cancer institute.

Training Program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Nutrition and Cancer

A Training Program for New Ph.D’s

The Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University announces its new two-year training program in Bioinformatics, funded by the NCI (National Cancer Institute).  Funding is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Program participants will receive training via a structured format in biology, genetics, and various genomics technologies such as microarray and biological mechanisms of cancer that may be activated by nutrition-related factors.

The program includes members from the Department of Statistics, the Faculty of Nutrition, and Electrical Engineering’s Genomic Signal Processing Labortory.