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.

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.

Irina Gaynanova, Ph.D.


Irina Gaynanova, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics.  She is the recipient of the 2018 David P. Byar Young Investigator award .  Her interests are on High-dimensional data analysis, machine learning, multivariate analysis, computational statistics, and statistical methods for analyzing biological data.

Weston Porter, Ph.D.

Weston Porter is a professor-joint appointment with Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  His interests is determining the role of factors in normal development and how disruption of these pathways results in associated pathologies.

Valen Johnson, Ph.D.

Valen Johnson is a professor and Department Head in the Department of Statistics.  His applied research interests include educational assessment, ordinal data analysis, clinical trial design, image analysis and reliability analysis.  His current methodological interests focus on Bayesian hypothesis testing and its connections to classical testing procedures.  Bayesian variable selection, Markov chain Monte Carlo model diagnostics and latent variable modeling.

Jianhua Huang, Ph.D.

Jianhua Huang is a profession in the department of statistics and a graduate Advisor for the department.  His interests include nonparametric and semiparametric models, statistical function estimation using polynomial splines, statistical methods for longitudinal data/panel data, multivariate/functional data analysis, survival analysis, duration data, event history analysis, statistics application on business.

Stephen Safe, Ph.D.

Steven Safe is a distinguished professor in the Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  His interests are toxicology and molecular biology of estrogenic and antiestrogenic compounds, molecular mechanisms of estrogen receptor and Ah receptor action and their corsstalk in breast cancer.

Edward Dougherty, Ph.D.

Dr. Dougherty is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Genomic Signal Processing Laboratory. He is well-known for bringing engineering approaches into genomic, including the analysis of networks and systems biology more generally.

Ulisses Braga Neto, Ph.D.

Ulisses Braga Neto is an Associate Professor in the department of electrical & computer engineering.  His research interests are optimal state and parameter estimation for boolean dynamical systems, discrete prediction and inference of regulatory networks, small-sample classification and error estimation, application sin cancer proteomic biomarker discovery and validation and applications in modeling infectious disease processes.

Guoyao Wu, Ph.D.

Dr. Wu is a Professor of Animal Science, and an expert on glutamine and arganine metabolism and how these molecules are involved in intestinal development of neonates, and in nitric oxide synthesis by mammalian cells. He also studies metabolic changes occurring in colonic epithelial cells.

Arul Jayaraman, Ph.D.

Arul Jayaraman is the Ray B. Nesbitt Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering.  His research interests focus on molecular systems biotechnology, specifically on using integrated experimental and modeling approaches for investigating problems in human health and medicine.

Tanya Garcia, Ph.D.

Tanya Garcia is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Statistics.  Her research interests are Semiparametric theory, measurement error, survival analysis, model selection and bioinformatics.

Anirban Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

Anirban Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics.  His research interests focus on latent variable models for multivariate categorical and count data, bayesian variable selection in linear and non linear models, probabillstic models for analysis of network data, trade-off between computational and theoretical complexity in Gaussian process regression models.

Participating Faculty

Raymond CarrollProgram DirectorEpidemiology and Biostatistics, Nutrition and Toxicology

Program Mentors

Robert ChapkinCo-DirectorDistinguished Professor of Nutrition and Chronic Disease, Allen Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Valen JohnsonDepartment HeadDepartment of Statistics
Bani MallickDistinguished ProfessorDepartment of Statistics
Jianhua HuangProfessorDepartment of Statistics
Stephen SafeDistinguished ProfessorVeterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Edward DoughertyDistinguished ProfessorElectrical and Computer Engineering
Ulisses Braga NetoAssociate ProfessorElectrical & Computer Engineering
Weston PorterProfessor – Joint AppointmentVeterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Anirban BhattacharyaAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Statistics
Arul JayaramanProfessor of Chemical EngineeringRay B. Nesbitt Chair
Tanya GarciaAssistant ProfessorPublic Health Epidemology & Biostatistics
Guoyao WuProfessor of Nutrition
Clint AllredAssistant Professor of Nutrition
Irina GaynanovaAssistant Professor of Nutrition

Brief Faculty Profiles

Raymond J. Carroll, Ph.D. Top of Page

Raymond J. Carroll is the principal investigator of the training grant, Professor of Statistics, Nutrition and Toxicology, Director of the Center for Statistical Bioinformatics, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science. His main interests involving modeling complex nutrition and genomics data arising from the laboratories of the nutrition mentors in the training grant.
Send Email: carrollATstat.tamu.edu

Robert Chapkin, Ph.D. Top of Page

Dr. Chapkin, Allen Endowed Chair in Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention, Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor & University Faculty Fellow.  He is an NCI R35 Outstanding Investigator and Associate Director of the Center for Translation Environmental Health Research (CTEHR) – http://cerhgenomics.tamu.edu/.  He is an expert in dietary/microbial modulators related to prevention of colon cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases.  He has made highly significant contributions in signal transduction processes in intestinal stem cells and membrane biology and nutritional modulation of organ membrane structure and function.
Send Email: r-chapkin@tamu.edu

Valen Johnson, Ph.D Top of Page

Valen Johnson is a professor and Department Head in the Department of Statistics.  His applied research interests include educational assessment, ordinal data analysis, clinical trial design, image analysis and reliability analysis.  His current methodological interests focus on Bayesian hypothesis testing and its connections to classical testing procedures.  Bayesian variable selection, Markov chain Monte Carlo model diagnostics and latent variable modeling.
Send Email: valen email

Bani Mallick, Ph.D. Top of Page

Dr. Mallick Distinguished Professor of Statistics, is well-known for his work on Bayesian statistical methodology, especially Bayesian non-parametric methods for clustering, new-works, prediction and expression data.
Send Email: bmallick@stat.tamu.edu

 

Jianhua Huang Top of Page

Jianhua Huang is a profession in the department of statistics and a graduate Advisor for the department.  His interests include nonparametric and semiparametric models, statistical function estimation using polynomial splines, statistical methods for longitudinal data/panel data, multivariate/functional data analysis, survival analysis, duration data, event history analysis, statistics application on business.
Send Email: huang email

Steven Safe Top of Page

Steven Safe is a distinguished professor in the Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  His interests are toxicology and molecular biology of estrogenic and antiestrogenic compounds, molecular mechanisms of estrogen receptor and Ah receptor action and their corsstalk in breast cancer
Send Email: safe email

 Edward Dougherty, Ph.D. Top of Page

Dr. Dougherty is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Genomic Signal Processing Laboratory. He is well-known for bringing engineering approaches into genomic, including the analysis of networks and systems biology more generally.
Send Email: edward@ee.tamu.edu

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Ulisses Braga Neto Top of Page

Ulisses Braga Neto is an Associate Professor in the department of electrical & computer engineering.  His research interests are optimal state and parameter estimation for boolean dynamical systems, discrete prediction and inference of regulatory networks, small-sample classification and error estimation, application sin cancer proteomic biomarker discovery and validation and applications in modeling infectious disease processes.
Send Email: Ulisses Braga Neto email

Guoyao Wu Top of Page

Dr. Wu is a Professor of Animal Science, and an expert on glutamine and arganine metabolism and how these molecules are involved in intestinal development of neonates, and in nitric oxide synthesis by mammalian cells. He also studies metabolic changes occurring in colonic epithelial cells.
Send Email: g-wu@tamu.edu

Clint Allred, Ph.D. Top of Page

Clint Allred, Ph.D. is 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.
Send Email: callred@tamu.edu

Irina Gaynanova, Ph.D. Top of Page

Irina Gaynanova, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics.  She is the recipient of the 2018 David P. Byar Young Investigator award .  Her interests are on High-dimensional data analysis, machine learning, multivariate analysis, computational statistics, and statistical methods for analyzing biological data.
Send Email: irinag@stat.tamu.edu

Weston Porter Top of Page

Weston Porter is a professor-joint appointment with Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  His interests is determining the role of factors in normal development and how disruption of these pathways results in associated pathologies.
Send Email: Weston Porter email

Anirban Bhattacharya Top of Page

Anirban Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics.  His research interests focus on latent variable models for multivariate categorical and count data, bayesian variable selection in linear and non linear models, probabillstic models for analysis of network data, trade-off between computational and theoretical complexity in Gaussian process regression models.
Send Email: Anirban Bhattacharya email

Arul Jayaraman Top of Page

Arul Jayaraman is the Ray B. Nesbitt Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering.  His research interests focus on molecular systems biotechnology, specifically on using integrated experimental and modeling approaches for investigating problems in human health and medicine.
Send Email: Arul Jayaraman email

Tanya Garcia Top of Page

Tanya Garcia is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Statistics.  Her research interests are Semiparametric theory, measurement error, survival analysis, model selection and bioinformatics
Send Email: Tanya Garcai email