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Dr. Luis Leon Novelo

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  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Biostat,
  • Will Mentor: Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics,


My work focuses on the development of statistical methods to analyze biomedical data, in particular genomic data. This has directed me to research, among others, in Bayesian model selection, non-parametric Bayesian statistics, the effect of the prior distribution when the number of parameters increases and estimation of the gamma distribution parameters. I have applied these and other techniques to analyze Type I diabetes, Next generation sequencing genomic, microarray, bioassay, phase II and phase III clinical trial datasets.

In my PhD dissertation I worked in the analysis of cancer clinical trial data as well as other biological experiments, in collaboration with researches at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. I received postdoctoral training at the University of Florida for three years. At the University of Florida I collaborated with Researchers and physicians at the School of Medicine. In 2012 I joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and collaborated with researchers from there and other institutions. In January 2015 I joined the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Texas School of Public Health and started collaborating with researchers at the Texas Medical Center.