The Doppelgänger Effect

Waldron L, Riester M, Ramos M, Parmigiani G, Birrer M: The Doppelgänger Effect: Hidden Duplicates in Databases of Transcriptome Profiles. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2016, 108.

Meta-Analysis in Gene Expression Studies

A book chapter by Markus Riester (Google Scholar) and myself just came out (Pubmed, or free pre-print). It outlines our approach to meta-analysis in gene expression studies that we developed primarily during two ovarian cancer papers published in JNCI (Markus’s Risk prediction…

photos of around Trento

I’ve been posting some photos on the Facebook page where I also put notifications of new blog posts, www.facebook.com/waldronlab. Latest photos are from a morning half-day ski trip to Monte Bondone, just outside of Trento.

Open-source teaching

I’ve started teaching my University of Trento class, Applied Statistics for High-throughput Biology. In contrast to my usual classes of 20-60 MPH students, this one is 7 PhD students. Such a small class size feels like such a luxury, and…

Moving to a new country

I am now feeling at least partially settled in my apartment in Trento. Reading about the massive migrations into Europe and seeing video of unorganized self-evacuation in Syria has made me reflect on the experience of relocation. Of course, my…

Chronology of how I ended up in Trento, Italy

Thinking about my Fulbright experience chronologically, I thought it would be fun to put together a timeline of how this trip came to be. I think the story goes back to 2010. July 2010 – August 2013: Did a post-doc at the…

Blogging from Italy

The blog seems like such an antiquated digital technology. I’ve only kept a blog once before in my life, a travel-blog from 10 years ago (http://levi5.blogspot.com – disclaimer – I haven’t read that blog in almost as long, and may…