Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility

Karthik Devarajan, PhD 
Brian L. Egleston, MPP, PhD  
Suraj Peri, PhD  
Elizabeth Handorf, PhD  
Karen J. Ruth, MS
Michael Slifker, MS
Mengying Deng, MS, Research Biostatistician
Samuel Litwin, PhD, Associate Professor
Yan Zhou, MSE, PhD, Assistant Research Professor
Judie Devlin, Administrative Assistant
Reimann R383
Location & Phone:
Reimann R383
Pricing & Scheduling:
Contact Judie Devlin for pricing and scheduling.

The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility is a shared, institutional resource for biostatistics and bioinformatics consulting and collaboration. We provide rigorous biostatistics and bioinformatics design, analysis and interpretation of experiments and studies, and also create new biostatistics and bioinformatics methods for specific research problems. Our members are broadly skilled in quantitative and computational methods for clinical trials, pre-clinical studies, biological experiments, translational investigations, and cancer prevention and control problems. We embrace new problems and technologies that surface in a rapidly changing scientific environment.

Available software includes:

  • Standard statistical packages, such as SAS, Stata, StatXact and R
  • Sample size and power computation applications, including PASS, Solo Power Analysis and custom-written applications
  • Tools for methodological research, such as Mathematica, Matlab, Fortran, C++
  • Bioinformatics tools, including GeneGO (MetaCore), Ingenuity Pathway Analysis suite (IPA), GeneSpring, TRANSFAC professional edition and GCG
  • A number of public-domain tools for analyzing transcriptome, genome and proteomics data (such as Bioconductor)
  • Other tools including dChip, JavaTreeView, GenMAPP2, GSEA, DNA analytics, MAT, SAMtools, Graphviz, Osprey, Pajek, Cytoscape, Emboss, BWA and BLAT
This facility suppports Fox Chase Cancer Center's Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute.

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