Mary Sara McPeek

Senior Fellow

Biography

My research interests are in statistical genetics and development of statistical methods. 

Specific current research interests include:

  • methods for haplotype analysis in dependent samples
  • methods for genetic association analysis, including methods for binary, 
  • quantitative, longitudinal and X-linked traits
  • spectral analysis of population structure and other approaches to unknown
  • population structure, particularly in the context of genetic association
  • analysis
  • methods to detect association with copy number variation
  • methods for genetic analysis in isolated populations
  • relationship inference
  • quasi-likelihood methods, problems of incomplete data, and 
  • applications of random matrix theory in statistical genetics