Michael C. Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Member, Public Health Sciences Division
Ph.D., Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2009
A.M., Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2006
B.S., Mathematical and Computational Science, Stanford University, 2004
mcwu AT fhcrc.org
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I am a faculty member in the Biostatistics and Biomathematics Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I participate in SWOG as a member of the statistical center. My research is focused on the development of statistical methods for high-dimensional data for translational science, particularly for application to problems arising in the "omics" sciences, including genomics,epigenomics, proteomics/metabolomics, and metagenomics, but usually not economics. This is within the context of analyzing clinical trials and population based studies.
Prior to joining the Hutch, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, I earned my Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard University with a focus in Computational Molecular Biology working with Xihong Lin and was also co-advised by Tianxi Cai. In 2004, I graduated from Stanford University and took my B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science.
I am originally from Columbia, MD, but after being spoiled by the beautiful weather at Stanford, I like to pretend to be a Californian. I've been told that I achieved some level of success in doing so.
I also enjoy practicing Wushu, a Chinese martial art/sport, and once upon a time, I was a member of the Stanford Wushu Team. I'm also a black belt in the style of Cuong Nhu. But these days, I spend most of my time doing statistics and contemplating how to take over the world.