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BD2K Scholars

2019 Scholar Cohort

Austin Diaz

Austin Diaz

Major: Mathematics (Statistics)

Minor: Computer Science

UCSC Mentor: Abel Rodriguez Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, Baskin School of Engineering

Project: Interfacing C++ with R to Build an R Package for Bayesian Spatial Voting Models with Probit and Logit Link Functions

Setsuka Aust

Setsuka Aust

Major: Computer Science

Concentration: Data Science

Minor: Statistics

UCSC Mentor: Joshua Stuart, Professor, Dept. of Biomolecular Engineering, Associate Director, UCSC Genomics Institute

Project: Comparative Analysis of Algorithms to Predict Pathway Activity Levels in Cancer

Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa Garcia

Major: Marina Science

Minor: Statistics

UCSC Mentor: Russ Corbett-Detig, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomolecular Engineering

Project: Investigating the parameters responsible for tRNA gene evolution

Joaquin Sanchez

Joaquin Sanchez

Major: Mathematics (Statistics)

Project: Evaluating PEPPER: A Deep Neural Network Polishing Pipeline Based on Long Read Assembly

Isabella McCrory

Isabella McCrory

Major: Marine Science

Minor: Statistics

UCSC Mentor: John Carlos Garza Adjunct Professor, Supervising Research Geneticist, Research Associate; Physical & Biological Sciences Division

Project: Ocean Abundance and Distribution of Chinook Salmon Revealed through Genetic Stock Identification

Gabriel Chavez

Gabriel Chavez

Major: Mathematics

UCSC Mentor: Joshua Stuart, Professor, Dept. of Biomolecular Engineering, Associate Director, UCSC Genomics Institute

Project: Generating Interpretable Reports and Visualizations for Cancer Subtype Predictions

Biomedical Data Science