Levi Waldron, PhD
Levi Waldron completed a PhD at the University of Toronto and a post-doc in the Huttenhower lab at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College. He was teaching Applied Statistics for High-Throughput Biology as a 2015-16 U.S. Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at the University of Trento, Italy. He is member of the Bioconductor Technical Advisory Board, developer of core Bioconductor infrastructure for multi-omics data analysis, and is part of an effort to sequence the oral microbiome of a representative sample of New York City as part of the NYC-HANES II project.
Ludwig Geistlinger, PhD
Ludwig Geistlinger is a post-doctoral fellow in cancer genomics in the lab of Levi Waldron.
His research interests are in computational biology and biostatistics, focusing on the field of functional enrichment analysis of high-throughput genomic assay data.
Prior to his work at CUNY ISPH, he completed a PhD on network-based analysis of gene expression data at the University of Munich, Germany, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he analyzed the effects of structural genome variation on gene expression.
He designs and implements methods for the analysis of large-scale genomic assay data to improve the understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying specific cancer types. This also includes assessment of the clinical relevance of molecular cancer subtypes, especially whether their incorporation in personalized healthcare could improve treatment and clinical outcome.