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Mary Sara McPeek
Mary Sara McPeek
Professor, Departments of Statistics, Human Genetics, and the College;
Member, Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology
Senior Fellow, Computation Institute

Phone: 773.702.7554
Fax: 773.702.9810

University of Chicago
Department of Statistics
5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Jones 318
Chicago, IL 60637 USA


Research Interests

My research interests are in statistical genetics and development of statistical
methods. Software for most of my projects is available on my website.
Specific current research interests include:

  • methods for genetic association analysis, including methods for binary,
    quantitative, longitudinal and X-linked traits
  • spectral analysis of population structure and other approaches to unknown
    population structure, particularly in the context of genetic association
  • methods to detect association with copy number variation
  • methods for genetic analysis in isolated populations
  • relationship inference
  • quasi-likelihood methods, problems of incomplete data, and
    applications of random matrix theory in statistical genetics


Last update: 09/08/17