The NIH predoctoral training grant, Biostatistics in the Omics Era, has been renewed for the next five years with a recommended budget of $1.2 million. This program is designed to train Statistics PhD students at the interface of biostatistics and bioinformatics, and includes substantial interdisciplinary research project opportunities.
Our training program focuses on the rapidly blurring interface between biostatistics, bioinformatics, and genomics. Trainees combine rigorous coursework in biostatistics with supplemental courses in bioinformatics and genetic data analysis. Unique to our training program is an extended “immersion” in a host genomics lab, where the trainee will become part of an interdiciplinary team focusing on some aspect of modern genomics research.
The training provided by our program prepares students for research careers in academic, government, and corporate settings.
Interested students in their first or second year of graduate studies (US citizens or permanent residents only) should contact Dr. Spencer Muse for details.