Faculty in Statistical Bioinformatics

Meet our Faculty and learn about their background

Dr. Bani K. Mallick https://web.stat.tamu.edu/~bmallick/ is a Distinguished Professor and Susan M. Arseven `75 Chair in Data Science and Computational Statistics in the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University in College Station. He is also the Director of the Texas A&M TRIPODS Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS) . Dr. Mallick is well known for his contribution to the theory and practice of Bayesian Semiparametric methods and Uncertainty Quantification. He is an elected fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Statistical Institute and the Royal Statistical Society. Mallick’s areas of research include semiparametric classification and regression, hierarchical spatial modeling, inverse problem, uncertainty quantification and Bioinformatics.

Co-Directors

Irina Gaynanova

Irina Gaynanova is an Assistant Professor of Statistics, specializing in High-dimensional data analysis, machine learning, multivariate analysis, computational statistics, statistical methods for analyzing biological data.

Moumita Karmakar

Dr Moumita Karmakar is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University. Her research interests involve analyzing high-throughput genomic datasets for statistical patterns and developing statistical methodology for toxicological problems. Her pedagogical interests involve teaching the Bioinformatics course in the Department of Statistics for online masters students and introductory statistics courses for Texas A&M undergraduates.

Yang Ni

Yang Ni is the Co-Director of the Center and Assistant Professor of Statistics. His current methodological interests include causal discovery, graphical models, flexible Bayesian semi/nonparametric models, and machine learning. His research is primarily motivated by microbiome multi-omic data, single-cell multi-omic data, and large electronic health records.

Tapasree RoySarkar

Tapasree is the Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology. Her current research interests include cancer progression and metastasis, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, cancer bioinformatics, cancer related multi-omics data, cancer metabolomics, and nanotechnology.
Advisory Board

Raymond J. Carroll

Raymond Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Nutrition and Toxicology. He is the former Director of this Center. His laboratory is the Laboratory for Statistical Bioinformatics in Nutrition and Cancer.

Robb Chapkin

Robb Chapkin is a Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Food Science. He is a mentor in the Biofinformatics and Nutrition Training Program and a director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility Core of the Center for Environmental and Rural Health.

Kenneth Ramos

Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD is a Professor of Translational Medical Sciences and the Alkek Chair of Medical Genetics. He is an accomplished physician-scientist with designations in the National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. He is a transformational leader recognized throughout the world for his scientific contributions in the areas of genomics, precision medicine and toxicology.
Other Faculty

Rodolfo Aramayois

Rodolfo Aramayois an Associate Professor for the Department of Biology at Texas A&M University His interests are with Genetics, Epigenetics and Meiotic RNA Silencing

Anirban Bhattacharya

Anirban is an Associate Professor of Statistics. Develops parsimonious models for high dimensional contingency table data, motivated by epidemiology and genetic applications

James Cai

James Cai is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His lab works at the interface of human genetics, computational statistics, and data science. Current research focuses on understanding diverse behaviors of cells using machine learning, network science and dynamical system analysis.

Alan Dabney

Alan Dabney is an Associate Professor and Associate Department Head for Teaching Excellence of Statistics, specializing in microarrays and proteomics.

Jessica Galloway-Peña

Jessica Galloway-Peña is an Assistant Professor in Veterinary Pathobiology. Her lab is dedicated to understanding the molecular basis of pathogenesis and how the microbiota influence the persistence, transmission, and evolution of pathogens.

Irtisha Singh

Irtisha Singh is an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, specializing in computational algorithms, statistical methods, and molecular biology, for hypothesis-driven analysis of the high throughput datasets.

Samiran Sinha

Samiran Sinha is a Professor of Statistics, specializing in Bayesian computation.

Valen Johnson, Dean, College of Science

Valen Johnson is Professor of Statistics. His current methodological interests focus on Bayesian hypothesis testing and its connections to classical testing procedures, Bayesian variable selection, Markov chain Monte Carlo model diagnostics and latent variable modeling.

Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson is the Managing Director for the Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics Systems Engineering Joint Tees & Agrilife Center

Wenyi Wang

Wenyi Wang is a Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at MD Anderson, specializing in data wrangling to understand big data generated by cancer multi-omics.

Raymond Wong

Raymond Wong is an Associate Professor in Statistics, specializing in Bioinformatics problems with modern data complications such as enormous volume, large dimensionality and manifold structures.