Iuliana Ionita-Laza

Department of Biostatistics
Columbia University

Irina Hannah


Statistical genomics. My main research interests lie at the interface between statistics and genomics. I am particularly interested in developing statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of high-dimensional genetic and functional genomics data. I am also involved in applications of such methods to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases and traits, including autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.

BIRS workshop on deep learning methods in genomics(Kelowna, British Columbia, June 2022)

Genomics Seminar (2021-2022)


Statistical methods for the analysis of whole-genome sequencing data

Working papers

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.

- I am a regular member of the Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology Study Section [GCAT].

- Recent workshops I co-organized SAGES (Penn, June 2015-present), Oberwolfach Workshop in Statistical Genomics (Germany, 2015), BIRS workshop on genomics and microbiome (Banff, February 2019), BIRS workshop on deep learning methods in genomics (Kelowna, British Columbia, 2022)

Openings: I am recruiting postdocs/students. Please email me (ii2135@columbia.edu) if interested.