Working Groups

Throughout the academic year in the department, faculty, students, and collaborators meet to discuss various research projects in progress. These meetings and working groups are great opportunities for students to sit in and participate in research discussions in the areas of clinical trials, statistical genetics, and observational studies. Students gain firsthand experience in developing research with faculty and master- and PhD-level students. Additionally, there are opportunities for students to present on a developing research area. Students are encouraged to attend and take advantage of these opportunities.

Clinical Trials Working Group

The meetings are held every other Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Building, Room 332. Interested speakers should contact Gheorghe Doros, MA, MS, PhD or Sandeep Menon, PhD. Please include abstract(s) in your correspondence. You can also email Dr. Doros or Dr. Menon to be added to our seminar mailing list.
Lead Faculty: Gheorghe Doros

Statistical Genetics Working Group

The Statistical Genetics Working Group meets regularly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every other Friday, starting Friday, September 7, at 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Building, Room 305. The goal is to get to know each other, learn cutting-edge research, foster collaboration, and get help. The group brainstorms together in September to lay out the yearlong topics of interest for discussion. At each session, one person, group of participants, or invited outside speaker presents (formally/informally) the material, usually pertaining to his or her area of expertise, interest, or research, and leads the discussion. Our participants include a mix of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics students, in addition to faculty members involved in genetics research.
Lead Faculty: Ching-Ti Liu. Click here for more information.

Genetic Analysis Workshops

The Genetic Analysis Workshops (GAWs) are a collaborative effort among genetic epidemiologists and statistical geneticists to develop, evaluate, and compare statistical genetic methods. They are coordinated by the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research. More information may be found at the GAW homepage.

Genome Science Institute Seminars

Monthly student luncheon followed by seminar, which features innovative speakers in the area of statistical genetics. More information. Contact: Haldan Smith


Other seminars
BU Department of Biostatistics
BU Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Other Links
Biostatistics Consulting Group