Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
(510) 642-0613

Research Expertise and Interest

genomics, statistics, genetics and molecular biology, protein sequences


Terry Speed's current research concerns the application of statistics to problems in genetics and molecular biology. These have provided many novel challenges of both an applied and a theoretical nature. His major interests within this area are in the mapping of genes in mice and humans, including disease genes and genes contributing to the variation of quantitative traits, and the statistics of production DNA sequencing. The Human Genome Project has been a stimulus for a number of the problems he has investigated with his students. Other areas of interest include the analysis of DNA and protein sequences, for example, the statistics of database searches and of finding genes in DNA sequence, and the analysis of microarray data. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Computational Biology.

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