Department of Biostatistics Student Profile
SM student, Department of Biostatistics
As an MIT graduate with a mathematics major and economics concentration, Craig could easily have made a career on Wall Street, and in fact he did spend two years there. But the lure of health research, which he had experienced as an undergraduate, was stronger than that of finance, and he returned to Boston in search of advanced training and work that would help people.
After a stint as a graduate research assistant at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Craig entered the HSPH master’s program in biostatistics. His long-term goal is to create better understanding of disease mechanisms, and ultimately more accurate diagnoses, by applying math to problems in cancer genomics. Craig is looking forward to spending the summer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. He will be working in the lab of Associate Professor Xiaole (Shirley) Liu, who has a dual appointment at Dana-Farber. Setting up his summer research position was simple, Craig says: he just emailed Professor Liu, and she invited him to talk over lunch and tour the lab.
See more student profiles: http://hsph.me/student-profiles
*Video Interview Under Construction*