Speakers: Devin Koestler, PhD

Devin Koestler, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
University of Kansas Medical Center

Dr. Koestler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. He also serves at the Associate Director of the Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource (BISR) at the University of Kansas Cancer Center and Site-Director for K-INBRE Bioinformatics. He received his PhD in Biostatistics in from Brown University and completed his postdoctoral research training in the Quantitative Biosciences (QBS) program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Dr. Koestler’s primary research involves the development and application of statistical methodologies for high-throughput ‘omics’ data, with a specific emphasis on array-based DNA methylation data. In addition to his statistical methodological interests, which include: statistical genomics, multivariate statistics, prediction modeling, clustering/classification, mixture models, and mixed-effects models, Dr. Koestler has a deeply rooted interest in epigenetics and molecular epidemiology and has been an active contributor to the literature in this field. Most of Dr. Koestler’s collaborations include large-scale epidemiologic studies for studying DNA methylation and its relationship to environmental and lifestyle exposures and/or its role disease susceptibility and prognosis. In addition, Dr. Koestler teaches graduate level courses in “Experimental Design” and “Professionalism, Leadership, & Ethics in the Statistical Sciences” and serves as an Academic Editor for PLOS One.