biographical sketches

brewerobstructionAI and Robotics

Nov 7, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)


Dr. Bahler


artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning, data mining, pattern recogniti
on, and probabilistic reasoning;

applying several paradigms in machine learning and data mining to problems in toxicology, environmental s
cience, and molec
tree and rule induction systems, Bayesian networks, artificial neural networks, and non
parametric statistical
hybridized multi
paradigm combinations of learning methods, including weigh
ted voting and Bayesian schemes

predictive chemical toxicology as the principal author of one of the most accurate systems yet devised for this problem;

participated in multiple rounds of the Predictive Toxicology Evaluation challenge.

Dr. Cope

research and public outreach on fish a
nd invertebrates in rivers and lakes, threatened and endangered species,
macroinvertebrate biology and ecology, exotic species, biomarkers, and the ecotoxicological significance of environmental

Dr. Dickey

Statistical time series analysis

Dr. Frey

Air pollution prevention and control; modeling of the performance, emissions, and cost of process
technologies; exposure assessment; and quantitative analysis of variability and uncertainty in energy and environmental

. Fuentes

vironmental statistics, spatial statistics, spatial
temporal modeling, Bayesian spatial inference,
applications in environmental and health sciences. Research motivated by scientific problems in weather forecasting,
oceanography , climate, ecology, air pol
lution and human health effects from pollution.

Dr. Gibson

Quantitative genomic studies of the molecular basis of morphological and behavioral genetic variation,
using the fruitfly
Drosophila melanogaster

as a model organism, including association studi
es and quantitative
microarray analysis.

Dr Goshe

eveloping novel bioanalytical methods amenable to mass spectrometry to understand the biochemical
functions of proteins and enzymes. (1) mass spectrometry
based proteomic approaches for quantifying cha
nges in
protein abundance and ascertaining and quantifying sites of post
translational modifications using a variety of
chemical, enzymatic, and metabolic stable isotope labeling techniques; (2) developing crosslinking reagents to probe
protein int
eractions; (3) using ESI
MS to probe protein
protein, protein
nucleic acid, and protein
complexation; (4) developing methods to probe protein
protein interactions at amino acid residue resolution using
H exchange; and (5) developing ESI
MS methods to probe protein surfaces

Dr. Heber

applying computer science and mathemati
cs to bioinformatical problems.;
design of efficient algorithms to
compare and analyze gene order permutations, the investigation of alternative splicing in human, t
he automated
analysis of microarray data, and the prediction of disease genes.

Computational biology and bioinformatics (gene order
comparison, protein interactions, physical mapping, EST assembly and alternative splicing).

Dr. Hodgson

Human metabolism

and metabolic interactions of deployment
related chemicals
Metabolizing Monooxygenases: Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Human Metabolism of Xenobiotics
and Populations at Risk
Agricultural Chemicals: Metabolism, Risks and Bene

Dr. Hughes

Drug discovery, transportation modeling, point source modeling, group testing, spatial modeling,
covariance nonstationarity

r. Hunt

Environmental statistics, air quality

Dr. LeBlanc

basic and applied research into the mecha
nisms by which environmental stressors can adversely impact
ecosystems and human health
environmental signaling pathways that regulate sex determination, differentiation, and
reproduction and evaluating the impact of environmental chemicals on these proce

Dr. Muse

Developing statistical methods and software tools for the analysis of DNA sequence data, with emphasis on
simultaneous analysis of multiple gene sequences from multiple species using a comparative genomics approach.

Dr. Nielsen

ing techniques for fine
scale genetic mapping in human populations, using population history to
help locate genes involved in phenotypes such as hereditary diseases.


relationships between
variation in mRNA expression
environmental stres
s, in particular,
anthropogenic pollution
; Environmental toxicogenomics

Dr. Osborne

Likelihood Theory, stochastic processes, statistical consulting, statistics in sports

Dr. Rose

Characterization of the molecular basis of pesticide metabolism and res
ultant interactions in mammals and
Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms, Pesticide Metabolism in Mammalian Systems, Pesticides and
Polychlorinated Biphenyl Compounds as Inducers of Monooxygenases

Dr. Selgrade

(1) the use of stocking, harvesting, a
nd migration to control dynamical behavior and to restabilize a
dynamical system, with applications to differential and difference equation models in population biology and genetics,
and (2)

the estrogen (menstrual) cycle in humans and the estrous

cycle in rats with the intention of
understanding how environmental chemicals may be disrupting the endocrine systems of humans and animals.

Mr. Smith

software development

with an emphasis in managing software teams developing retail systems; creation
and maintenance of large (distributed) database systems; developed a relational database and web site combining wood
property data, microarray results and metabolic profiling results for Loblolly pine; and a DNA sequence processing
pipeline for a project i
nvestigating rice evolution.

Dr. Suiter

Database and web application development and maintenance for the Offshore Pest Informatio
n System;
Database and Web Application Development and Maintenance for the Global Pest and Disease


Dr. van Zyl

icroarray technology

Gene expression

loblolly pine
Association Mapping of Regulatory Sequence
Polymorphisms Influencing Gene expression

Dr. Weir

Statistical methods for interpreting genetic data; measures of population structure and association and

of evolutionary processes; effects of population structure and association on methods for locating human disease genes
and on forensic calculations; statistical procedures for mapping genes associated with continuous traits.

Dr. Zeng


statistical methods and computer software for mapping quantitative trait loci and for inferring
genetic architecture of quantitative traits in natural and experimental populations.