Professor and Associate Director, Cancer Prevention, Public Health Sciences
Research Professor, Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health
Riki enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors (hiking, skiing, biking), playing board games and getting together with her friends.
Kelsey enjoys working with our international research team. She coordinates manuscript proposals and submission, oversees IRB files, data sharing agreements, and organizes the annual meetings, among several other duties that help achieve the research in GECCO and TRPCD. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, kayaking and reading.
Tabitha’s interests revolve around collaborative consortium studies to better understand the molecular mechanisms contributing to colorectal cancer risk and prognosis. She is particularly interested in research that analyzes characteristics of colorectal tumors and their microenvironment in relation to host genomes, lifestyle and environmental risk factors, and survival. In her free time, Tabitha enjoys travelling, cooking, beach volleyball, and outdoor activities like hiking and cross-country skiing.
Jeroen is an applied statistical genomicist and his research is situated at the interface of human genetics, biostatistics, and computational genomics. For close to fifteen years, he has studied the genetics of a range of human complex diseases and traits. His recent work has focused on the discovery of genetic variants contributing to colorectal cancer risk, and on examining the role of germline genetic variants in shaping the colorectal cancer tumor immune microenvironment. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and camping with family, and exploring the awesome nature and outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
Joyce’s research interests include leveraging genomic information in cancer prevention and screening, implementing genetic testing in clinical care, and assessing economic value of genetic testing. She likes cooking and is a collector of LEGO sets.
Michelle received a PhD in Bioinformatics from Georgia Tech. She is interested in developing polygenic risk scores that work across diverse populations. She is also working on PAGE. She enjoys going hiking and watching Netflix during her free time.
In addition to leading data collection and harmonization of consortium epidemiologic and clinical data, Yi’s research interests are focused on GWAS, somatic mutation, and gene-environment interaction testing. She likes hiking, playing badminton, and enjoys traveling and exploring different places.
Flora’s research interests focus on germline GWAS single variant, marginal, and rare variant set-based testing, tumor marker and sequencing, and also gene-environment interactions. In her free time, Flora enjoys traveling and watching Korean dramas on Netflix.
Robert’s main interest is Bioinformatics with a focus on the development of customized pipelines for mutation calling, comparative RNA-Seq and Chip-Seq analysis using high-performance clusters and cloud computing. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, cycling, snowboarding and chess.
Minta’s main research interests are machine learning and deep learning, specifically developing/applying algorithms for analyzing and processing large scale genomic data sets. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and explore her creativity with cooking.
Hang is a PhD student in the University of Washington’s Public Health Genetics program. She is interested in gene and gene-environment interactions that contribute to cancer survivorship, and discovering biomarkers related to tumor immune response. She loves painting, traveling and outdoor activities.