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Laura Saba, PhD

Assistant Professor

Laura Saba, PhD

Research Interests

My research interests focus on developing and implementing systems genetics statistical models to complex traits/diseases.

Current Research

Currently, working on several projects:

  • Methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of transcripts (non-coding and coding) from RNA-Seq data
  • Network analyses of RNA expression analysis
  • Quantitative Trait Loci analysis of behavioral, physiologic, and molecular traits (e.g., RNA expression)
  • Analysis of quantitative proteomic analyses
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Visualization of system genetics analysis results
  • Integration of multiple types of ‘omics data Teaching Interests basic statistics for non-statisticians, data science, R programming

Courses Taught

  • TXCL7565: Applied statistics for toxicology and pharmaceutical science


  • PhD in Biostatistics, University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2007
  • BS in Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines, 2001

What makes you passionate about or interested in biostatistics?

I love using math/statistics to improve biomedical research. I enjoy the opportunity to add value to research in many different fields ranging from alcohol use to disorders to the basic biology of the eye. I appreciate the complexity and insight that big data can bring to medical research.

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