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Valeriia Sherina is presenting at Rocky 2018. Title: Fully Bayesian model for non-random missing data in qPCR. Abstract: We propose a new statistical approach to obtain differential gene expression of non-detects in quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) experiments through Bayesian hierarchical modeling. We propose to treat non-detects as non-random missing data, model the missing data mechanism, and use this model to impute Ct values or obtain direct estimates of relevant model parameters.

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Congratulations to Valeriia Sherina on starting a new job at GlaxoSmithKline! She’ll be back in early 2019 to defend her thesis.

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Kailey Ferger, a senior Computational Biology major, has joined the lab where she will be working on analysis of microRNA expression data.

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Matthew N McCall. The postdoctoral associate will work as part of a collaborative team of Biostatisticians, Computational Biologists, and Biomedical Geneticists to advance our understanding of complex biological systems by developing and applying statistical methods that quantify both biological and technical sources of variation.

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Oleg Demus, a senior Computational Biology major, has joined the lab where he will be working to combine multiple publicly available RNA-seq data sets to address questions of tissue composition in atherosclerosis.

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The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester (UR) announces an opening for a postdoctoral traineeship in Environmental Health (EH) Biostatistics, funded by an NIEHS T32 training grant. The appointee will develop and apply novel statistical methodology for projects related to EH, under the mentorship of a Biostatistics faculty trainer (Drs. Sally W. Thurston, Matthew N. McCall, Brent Johnson, Tanzy Love, Michael McDermott, David Oakes, or Robert Strawderman).

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David Burton presented his poster entitled, Incorporating Uncertainty in a Ternary Gene Regulatory Network Model, at BioC2018.

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Yun Zhang successfully defended her thesis! She departs for a job at the J. Craig Venter Institute in sunny La Jolla, California: https://www.jcvi.org/

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Raymond Feng has been accepted to the Simons Summer Research Program at Stony Brook University, which gives academically talented, motivated high school students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in science, math or engineering at Stony Brook University. Simons Fellows work with distinguished faculty mentors, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university. You can read more about this program here: https://www.

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Valeriia Sherina has been awarded the William Jackson Hall Graduate Student Fellowship. This merit-based fellowship recognizes Statistics doctoral students whose academic record reflects the major cornerstones of Jack Hall’s distinguished career. Recipients have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance in coursework and qualifying exams, excellence in their service as a graduate student teaching assistant, and timely completion of a dissertation containing work judged to be of particular significance in both its methodological contribution and potential impact in applications.

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