Tamar Sofer

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics

Department of Biostatistics

I am a biostatistician studying genetics and ‘omics determinants and signatures of sleep, cognitive decline, and related phenotypes. I develop statistical and computational approaches for assessing genetic associations in challenging scenarios, especially when the target population is diverse: genetically, and in other ways. Recently I’ve been extending my research program into ‘omics (DNA methylation, gene expression, metabolomics, etc.). I strongly believe that statistical methods should be developed and applied to address specific scientific questions, and good application of statistics comes when one is immersed in the scientific research. Therefore, I am always eager to collaborate and work as an integral part of the scientific team.