The Center for Computational Biology is delighted to welcome the newest addition to our faculty. Please join us in welcoming them to CCB!
|Dr. Giles Hooker is a Professor of Statistics at UC Berkeley with a joint appointment in the Center for Computational Biology. His research interests focus on the interface of statistics with both machine learning and applied mathematics, as well as functional data analysis and robust statistics. Much of his research has been inspired by applications in ecology and healthcare. Dr. Hooker received his PhD in Statistics from Stanford University, his BS in Mathematics from Australian National University, and his BA in Political Science from Australian National University.|
|Dr. Jingshen Wang is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the Center for Computational Biology. Her research focuses on statistical genetics, causal inference, machine learning and high-dimensional data analysis, emphasizing biology and biomedical data to develop algorithms or models to understand biological/biomedical systems and relationships. Dr. Wang received her PhD in Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her BS in Statistics and Mathematics from Nankai University, China.|
|Dr. Rachel Brem is an Associate Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley with a joint appointment in the Center for Computational Biology. Her research focuses on using fungi as a model system for the study of genetic variation and evolution. The goal of the Brem lab is to understand how and why traits vary in organisms from the wild. Trainees invent new applied-statistic and wet-lab approaches to find DNA sequence variants that underlie traits of interest, as they diverge between strains and species. Dr. Brem received her PhD in Biophysics from UC San Francisco and her BS in Biochemistry from Brown University.|
|Dr. Ashley Wolf is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the Center for Computational Biology. Her research focuses on the variation of gut microbiome composition across individuals and the roles of these complex microbial communities in mammalian health and disease. The Wolf Lab combines human microbiome data, laboratory models, and computational analyses to ask questions about the role of diet, microbial competition, and host factors in microbiome structure and function. Dr. Wolf received her PhD in Systems Biology from Harvard University and her AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.|
|Dr. Max Staller is an Assistant Researcher of the Center for Computational Biology. His lab combines experiments, computation and theory to study gene regulation. The group is initially focused on how transcription factors activate gene expression in yeast and human cells. We use high throughput methods and machine learning to study the relationship between protein sequence and function. We are interested in the different types of activation and the evolution of transcription factors. Dr. Staller received his PhD in Systems Biology at Harvard University and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Washington University School of Medicine.|