Events Calendar

Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Seminar

Virtual In Person

Anuraag Gopaluni Doctoral Student, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University "Methods for accurate real-time estimates of death in the context of reporting delays" ABSTRACT: State-level mortality data in the United States is subject to reporting delays of up to 18 weeks, causing gaps between reported and true mortality in the short-term. Existing methods for correcting gaps … Continue reading "Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Seminar"

Thesis Defense – Lauren Flynn


Thesis Defense: Lauren Flynn Time: Monday May 8, 2023, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Location: Lauren will present the thesis titled “Affected-only Modeling of Familial Cancer Risk”. The thesis committee is chaired by Danielle Braun and includes Giovanni Parmigiani and Peter Kraft.

Dissertation Defense – Isabella Grabski

Virtual In Person

Isabella will present the dissertation entitled "TBD". The dissertation committee is chaired by Dr. Giovanni Parmigiani and Dr. Rafael Irizarry, and includes Dr. Lorenzo Trippa, and Dr. Jeffrey Miller.

PQG Working Group

In Person

Wenhan Lu Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit HMS, MGH, Broad Institute Quantifying the extent of pleiotropy using rare variant association data in 394,841 human exomes Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and rare-variant association studies (RVAS) have identified thousands of genes and variants that affect multiple phenotypes, implicating potential pleiotropic effects. However, it still needs to be … Continue reading "PQG Working Group"

PQG Seminar

In Person

Ron Do Associate Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Advances in Mendelian Randomization: Robust Causal Inference and Identification of Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease Mendelian randomization (MR) is a commonly used approach in human genetics to infer causal risk factors for complex diseases. In this talk, I … Continue reading "PQG Seminar"

Dissertation Defense – Octavious Smiley

In Person

Octavious will present the dissertation entitled “Inference for Mechanistic Network Models and Visualization of Real-World Network Data”. The dissertation committee is chaired by Dr. JP Onnela, and includes Dr. Xihong Lin, and Dr. Rajarshi Mukherjee.

Dissertation Defense – Gopal Kotecha

Virtual In Person

Gopal will present the dissertation entitled “Methods for the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials: Uncertainty Directed Randomization and Data Synthesis”. The dissertation committee is chaired by Dr. Lorenzo Trippa, and includes Dr. Steffen Ventz and Dr. Briana Stephenson.