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.

Bioinformatics Past Seminar

The Seminars will be held Bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in room 457 in the Blocker Building. Unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2008

January 30 – Sing-Hoi Sze
Multiple Sequence Alignment Based on Profile Alignment of Intermediate Sequences
Department of computer Science
Texas A&M University
Web Page

February 13 – Byung-Jun Yoon
Profile context-sensitive HMMs
Department of Electrical Engineering
Texas A&M University
Web Page

February 27 – Fengzhu Sun
An Integrated Approach for Protein Function Prediction
University of Southern California
Web Page

March 5 – Ann Chen
Song-like vocalizations of false killer whales
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Web Page

March 19 – Jianhua Hu
Estimation equation based causality analysis with application to microarray time series data
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Web Page

March 26 – Christopher Amos
Issues in Design and Analysis for Genome-Wide Association Studies
Department of Epidemiology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Web Page

April 2 – Sujay Datta
Statistical Models for Count-Based Transcripton Profiling
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Web Page

April 9 – Xiaofeng Zhu
Genetic association analysis and population structure
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Case Western Reserve University
Web Page

April 16 – Muneesh Tewari
MicroRNA discovery and characterization in embryonic stem cells and cancer 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Michigan

April 23 – Lan Zhou
Quantification of Protein Lysate Arrays with Nonparametric Curves
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Web Page

Fall 2008

September 24 – Nicoleta Serban
Multiple-component Analysis in Multivariate Additive Regression Modeling Applied to NMR biomolecular Studies
Industrial Systems and Engineering School
Georgia Institute of Technology
Web Page
Host: Raymond Carroll

October 4 – 2nd Bi-Annual Bioinformatics Workshop
Schedule of Events

Keynote Speakers, Michael Newton, University of Wisconsin and Monnie McGee,Southern Methodist University

October 8 – Yidong Chen
Statistical Methods for Genome-wide Tiling Microarray and its Application to ChIP-chip Experiments
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Texas Health Science Center @ San Antonio
Host: Xiaoning Qian

October 22 – Kai Yu
A partially linear tree-based regression model for multivariate outcomes
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
Web Page 
Host: Ruzong Fan

November 5 – Ananth Grama
Comparative Analysis of Molecular Interaction Networks
Computer Science
Purdue University
Web Page
Host: Xiaoning Qian

November 19 – Ashoka Politiya
High Throughput Proteomics Using Mass Spectrometry
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Web Page
Host: Alan Dabney

Spring 2009

January 21 –Vincent Van Buren

New visual data mining tools for systems biology

Department of Systems Biology and Translational Medicine

Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine

Temple, Texas
Web Page

Host: Raymond Carroll

February 4 – Ilya Shmulevich
Modeling and Inference of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks
Institute for Systems Biology
Web Page
Host: Xiaoning Qian

February 18 – Xiaoning Qian
Analysis and Control for Gene Regulatory Networks
Texas A&M University

March 4 – Christina Kendziorski
Statistical Methods for Gene Set Co-Expression Analysis
Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Web Page

March 25 – Cliff Spiegelman
Statistical Issues in Proteomics
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Web Page

April 8 – Zhao-Bang Zeng
Use score statistic to aid model selection for mapping multiple QTL
Department of Statistics and Department of Genetics Bioinformatics Research
Web Page

April 15 – Martin Dickman
Fungal genomics, death and next generation sequencing
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Texas A&M University
Web Page

April 22 – Open 

May 6 – Tom Taverner
Collaborations in statistical proteomics between PNNL and Texas A&M
Bio Separations and Mass Spect
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Web Page 

Fall 2009

September 2 – Open

September 16 – Yuliya Karpievitch
Statistical Approaches to Protein Quantitation in Botton-Up MS-based Proteomics
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Web Page

September 30 – Scott Schmidler
Bayesian Shape Analysis and Protein Structure Alignment
Statistical Science
Duke University
Web Page
Host: David Dahl

October 14 – Olga Vitek
Protein Quantiication in Label-free LC-MS Experiments
Department of Statistics
Purdue University
Web Page 
Host: Yuliya Karpievitch

October 28 – Josue Martinez
Use of Multiple Singular Value Decompositions to Analyze Complex Calcium Ion Signals
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University 
Web Page

November 11 – Guanghua Xiao
Modeling Three-dimensional Chromosome Structures Using Gene Expression Data 
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Web Page 
Host: Raymond Carroll

December 2 – Kristin Lennox
Bayesian Nonparametric Methods for Protein Structure Prediction
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University

Spring 2010


January 20 – Open

February 3 – Renata Ivanek-Miojevic
Extreme Value Theory in Analysis of Microarrays
Vet Intergrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University
Host: Raymond Carroll

February 17 – Open

March 3 – Open

March 31 – Abel Rodriguez
Host: David Dahl

April 14 – Open

April 28 – Vadim Zipunnikov
Multilevel analysis of fMRI data
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics
Web Page
Host: Nikolay Bliznyuk

May 5 – Qing Zhou
Discriminative learning and background modeling for motif discouvery
Univeristy of California Los Angeles
Departmennt of Statistics
Web Page
Host: Faming Liang

3rd Bi-Annual Workshop
on Nutrition Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Friday, February 17, 2012 and Saturday, February 18, 2012
Workshop Flyer