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Biostatistics Branch

Research Summary

The Biostatistics Branch carries out basic and applied research dealing with statistical issues of relevance to environmental health. The Branch's members develop new methodologies or apply existing techniques in novel ways to address environmental health problems. The Branch also provides computational, database and statistical support to Institute scientists through the Statistical Consulting Service, and microarray and bioinformatics expertise. The Branch offers training at regular intervals and members collaborate in both short-term and long-term research projects throughout the Division of Intramural Research. Clarice R. Weinberg, Ph.D., is Branch Chief.

Biostatistics Branch Broadly Applicable Statistical Methods Broadly Applicable Statistical Methods Bioinformatics Bioinformatics Toxicology / Carcinogenesis Toxicology / Carcinogenesis Human Studies Human Studies Statistical Genetics Statistical Genetics

The Branch's research focuses on several areas:

  • Design and analysis of laboratory animal toxicology/carcinogenicity experiments and development of improved statistical methods
  • Application and development of methodology for epidemiological and clinical human studies
  • Application and development of new bioinformatics techniques for harvesting information from high-dimensional genomic, gene expression and proteomic data
  • Development of new design and analysis approaches in statistical genetics
  • Development of broadly applicable statistical approaches

Scientific Support Staff

Rita Ross
Tel (919) 541-2411
Fax (919) 541-4311

Career Opportunities

Open positions and fellowships with the Biostatistics Branch are also available online, as are application instructions.

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