Iuliana Ionita-Laza

Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Columbia University



Statistical genetics. My main research interests lie at the interface between statistics and genetics. I am particularly interested in developing statistical and computational methods for the analysis of high-dimensional genetic data, such as generated by next-generation sequencing technologies. I am also involved in applications of such methods to psychiatric diseases, including autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. Below is a list of selected preprints/publications.

Selected Publications


I am the principal investigator of the following grants:

Some professional activities

I am an associate editor for Biometrics, and Statistics in Biosciences.

ASA Statistics in Genetics and Genomics

Recent selected conferences I have been involved with: Harvard PQG (November 2009), IPAM, UCLA Workshop (December 2011), Harvard PQG (November 2012), ENAR (March 2013), MAGES (UPenn, May 2013), Lipari Summer School (July 2013), JSM (August 2013), MSKCC Workshop (August 2013), Banff Statistical Genetics Workshop (June 2014), JSM (August 2014), MAGES (UPenn, May 2015), Bioinformatics Summer School, Angers (July 2015), JSM (August 2015), INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting (November 2015), Oberwolfach Workshop (November 2015), Banff Workshop (January 2016), ENAR Meeting (March 2016), SAGES (UPenn, May 2016), The 4th International Biostatistics Symposium (Shanghai, July 2016), Bioinformatics Summer School, Angers, France (July 2016), JSM Meeting (August 2016), IISA Meeting (August 2016), Japanese Society of Computational Statistics (Seattle, October 2016), Ecole d'Automne (Nantes, October 2016), Harvard PQG (November 2016)

Seminars of interest (NY area): Gotham Seminar on Genomics and Statistics, NY Genome Center, CSHL Meetings

Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering


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