Student Name: Yalan Xing Barney Rubble
Advisor: Sharon Browning
Degree Program: MS, Biostatistics
Campus Address: Box 357232, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7232
Email Address: yalanx@uw.edu
CV/Resume: CV/Resume (pdf)

Grown up in Jinan, China, moved to Hangzhou to study Biological Sciences in Zhejiang University, lived in Rochester, NY for 5 years with snow and PhD. in Genetics, I settled down in Seattle with years working on human embryonic stem cell and cancer research in University of Washington, before plunging into field of Biostatistics.

I am in my first year of Master program. I am interested in statistical modeling and its application in clinical research and practical problems. My current thesis project utilizes bias-corrected least squares method (BCLS) in studying effect of episodes of malaria on growth rates in children, with Prof. Sarah Holte in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The project involves modeling differential equation, implementing BCLS algorithm and analyzing clinical trial data, and the ultimate goal is utilizing the BCLS method to predict multi-episode effect on longitudinal rates.

Other than study, I am a music lover, cooking enthusiast, and animal protector.