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Researcher: Brian Yandell

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Areas of Expertise
  • Data science
  • Statistical computing
  • Data visualization
  • Survival analysis
  • Functional data analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Statistical genomics, concerning data analysis, methodology and design 
  • Statistical genetics
  • Bayesian inference for QTLs using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods to estimate the joint distribution of QTL number, locations and effects
  • Genetic data from multiple experiments and semi-parametric and non-parametric inference for QTLs
  • Omic data analysis
Web Site Brian Yandell's Department of Statistics Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV) Brian Yandell's CV
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • Host genotype and gut microbiome modulates insulin secretion and diet-induced metabolic phenotypes. Kreznar JH, Keller MP, Traeger LL, Rabaglia ME, et al. Cell Report 2017 18: 1739-1730. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.01.062.

  • The dissection of expression quantitative trait locus hotspots. Tian J, Keller M, Broman A, Kendziorski C, et al. Genetics. 2016 Feb 2;(2):1-12. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.183624.

  • Identification of the bile acid transporter slco1a6 as a candidate gene that broadly affects gene expression in mouse pancreatic islets. Tian J, Keller M, Oler A, Rabaglia M, et al. Genetics. 2015 Nov 12;201(3):1253-1262. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.179432.

  • Genetic control of obesity, glucose homeostasis, dyslipidemia and fatty liver in a mouse model of diet-induced metabolic syndrome. Sinasac D, Riordan J, Spiezio S, Yandell B, et al. International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Oct 13;40(1):346-355. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.184.

View Brian Yandell's publications at PubMed.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Animal Science, Biochemistry, BMI, Chemistry, Dairy Science, Genetics Lab, Microbial Science, Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics
  • Jackson Labs, UT Memphis
  • Katsetsart U Thailand Plant Breeding
Research Tools
  • Recent software releases: R/qtlbim, R/qtlhot, R/qtlnet, R/qtl2 suite packages, R/CausalMST
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-3304
Current University UW–Madison
Department Statistics / Horticulture
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Affiliate Professor, Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, Evolution, Institute of Environmental Studies
Address Line 1 1120 Medical Sciences Center
Address Line 2 1300 University Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Caltech, Mathematics, 1874
Master's Degree M.A., University of California-Berkeley, Statistics, 1978
PhD Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, Biostatistics, 1981
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing