Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core

Core Directors:

Curtis Tatsuoka, PhD
Riyue Bao, PhD

The Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Core of the Hillman Cancer Center (HCC) Ovarian Cancer (OvCa) SPORE provides services for the design of experiments and the analysis of in vitro, in vivo, clinical, translational and -omics data. The investigators and staff of both segments of the Core have significant experience in research in ovarian cancers, so that data are analyzed in the appropriate scientific context, increasing the Core’s efficiency and effectiveness compared to general purpose data analysis services. Biostatistics and Bioinformatics combines classic statistical techniques with contemporary Bayesian, machine learning and genomics methods to ensure that every research project, Developmental Research Program and Career Development Program awardee in the SPORE has access to the most appropriate analyses. The Core will also work closely with the Administrative Core and the Translational Pathology Core to ensure that data flows between laboratories, clinics and analysts are efficient, and that data and resource sharing can be effective and comprehensive.