Brian S. Yandell

Professor Emeritus, Statistics Department
Affiliate, Data Science Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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I study systems genetics to unravel the complex relationships between observable traits (such as flowering time or clinical signs of diabetes) and molecular signals (mRNA expression, protein and metabolite levels, etc.). This work includes model selection for gene mapping (QTL), expression hotspot analysis and causal phenotype models. My research interests have evolved into a broader perspective on data science. I was Founding Director (2019-22) of the campus-wide American Family Insurance Data Science Institute and helped create the Data Science Hub.

American Family Insurance Data Science Insitute (Faculty Affiliate)
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (Discovery Fellow)
Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics Program
Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics (Affiliate)
Institute of Environmental Studies (Associate)

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1981 PhD Biostatistics, U CA Berkeley (advisor Kjell A. Doksum)
1978 MA Statistics, U CA Berkeley
1974-5 Watson Fellow
1974 BSc Mathematics, Caltech (Venerable House & Gnome Club)
Research Interests: biometry in general, gene mapping (QTL) and statistical genomics in particular.
Fun Activities: yoga, dancing, hiking, biking, folk music, genealogy.