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Keegan Korthauer

Assistant Professor

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Department of Statistics

Faculty of Science

Dr. Keegan Korthauer is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia and an investigator at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She is also a faculty member in the Bioinformatics and Genome Science and Technology graduate programs at UBC. Her research focuses on developing novel computational frameworks and rigorous statistical procedures that exploit the increased scope and scale of high-throughput sequencing data, with the ultimate goal of uncovering new molecular signals in cancer, child health, and development. Before joining UBC, Dr. Korthauer was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She earned her PhD Statistics from the University of Wisconsin.

Innovative technologies now allow us to probe the genome and epigenome in more dimensions and at higher resolution than ever before, providing a wealth of information for characterizing and quantifying the exposome. However, meaningful biological insights are often masked by technical artifacts, systematic biases, or low signal-to-noise ratio (“needle in a haystack”). These challenges demand tailored statistical methodology in order to unlock the full potential of emerging assays. Dr. Korthauer's research is focused in this space of developing novel computational frameworks and rigorous statistical procedures that exploit the increased scope and scale of high-throughput sequencing data, with the ultimate goal of uncovering new molecular signals in cancer, child health, and development.