Susan Holmes

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Brought up in the French School of Data Analysis (Analyse des Données) in the 1980’s, I specialize in exploring and visualizing complex biological data.

I am interested in integrating the information provided by phylogenetic trees, community interaction graphs and metabolic networks with sequencing data and clinical covariates.

I use computational statistics, in particular, nonparametric methods such as generalized svd, the bootstrap and MCMC to draw inferences about many complex biological phenomena. Applications I work on include interactions between the immune system and cancer, resilience in the human microbiome after antibiotic use and drug resistance in HIV.

I enjoy teaching using R and BioConductor and try to make everything I do freely available.

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