Mary Sara McPeek, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Statistics and Human Genetics, and the College
Member, Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology
Senior Fellow, Computation Institute
University of Chicago Department of Statistics 5734 S. University Avenue Eckhart 129 Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 702-7554
Fax: (773) 702-9810

Research Description

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 haplotype analysis in dependent samples 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 analysis
  • 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