Reminder: Mathematics/Computer Science Department Colloquium – Wednesday, 2/13

February 11, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Room 206

Modeling Multivariate Clinical Data Using a Tree-Based Approach
Shannon Stock, Ph.D.
College of the Holy Cross

The development of antiretroviral therapy has dramatically improved the length and quality of life of persons infected with HIV. However, once infected, poor adherence to treatment or poor drug adsorption can lead to the development of mutations within the viral genome, resulting in resistance to specific drug therapies. Therefore, to guide the selection of antiretroviral drugs, it is valuable to determine the genetic mutation patterns that are associated with a poor clinical response. In this talk, I’ll review the use of regression trees and their utility in exploring complex interactions among genetic mutations.

Shannon Stock is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at College of the Holy Cross. She completed her Ph.D. in Biostatistics at Harvard University in 2011, and then spent two years as a Research Associate at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


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