Speakers: Devin Koestler, PhD

Devin Koestler, PhD

Assistant Professor 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 received his PhD in Biostatistics from Brown University and completed his postdoctoral research training in the Quantitative Biosciences (QBS) program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.  His primary research involves the development and application of statistical methodologies for high-throughput ‘omics’ data; in particular, array-based DNA methylation data.   In addition to his methodological interests, which include: statistical genomics, multivariate statistics, mixture models, and mixed effects models, he also has a deeply rooted interest in epigenetics and molecular epidemiology.  Specifically, many of Dr. Koestler’s collaborations involve large-scale epidemiologic studies for studying DNA methylation and its relationship to environmental and lifestyle exposures, as well as its role disease susceptibility and prognosis.  Dr. Koestler also currently serves as both the Associate Director of the Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource (BISR) that supports the University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC) and the KUMC Site-Director for Kansas-INBRE (K-INBRE) Bioinformatics.