I am looking for graduate students to start in my research lab in Fall 2016!
These positions could be either for the master's program or PhD program here at BYU (Provo, Utah, USA). Master's students receive partial financial support; doctoral students receive a stipend, partial benefits, and tuition coverage. Additional scholarships may also be available.
Research in my lab is highly interdisciplinary; I am interested in interviewing students from various educational backgrounds. Generally speaking, researchers in my lab apply computational and quantitative techniques to biomedical data. Via collaborations with researchers at other universities, we study various types of cancer and develop tools and techniques to help with diagnosing, treating, and predicting tumor development using molecular-level observations. I also have an interest in using informatics techniques to understand how the human immune system interacts with tumors. Students in my lab gain experience analyzing large-scale biological data--including data obtained via next-generation sequencing platforms. Students in my lab may also gain experience with machine-learning methods. In performing these analyses, we place an emphasis on reproducibility and openness in science.
Please see my Web site (http://piccolo.byu.edu/Openings.aspx) for more information.
Students with a background in biology, mathematics, computer science, information technology, statistics, and/or health sciences are encouraged to apply. The graduate school deadline is January 15, 2015 (please contact me for details).