Michael C. Wu, P.I.

Michael C. Wu, Ph.D.

Michael C. Wu, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Public Health Sciences Division
Phone: 206.667.6603


Ph.D., Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2009
A.M., Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2006
B.S., Mathematical and Computational Science, Stanford University, 2004

About Me:

I am a faculty member in the Biostatistics Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I participate in SWOG as a member of the statistical center. My research is focused on the development of statistical methods for high-dimensional data for translational science, particularly for application to problems arising in the "omics" sciences, including genomics, epigenomics, proteomics/metabolomics, and microbiome/metagenomics, but usually not economics. This is within the context of analyzing clinical trials and population based studies.

Prior to joining the Hutch, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, I earned my Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard University with a focus in Computational Molecular Biology working with Xihong Lin and was also co-advised by Tianxi Cai. In 2004, I graduated from Stanford University and took my B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science.

I am originally from Columbia, MD, but after being spoiled by the beautiful weather at Stanford, I like to pretend to be a Californian.  

Once upon a time, I had spare time and enjoyed practicing Wushu, a Chinese martial art/sport, as a member of the Stanford Wushu Team. I'm also a black belt in the style of Cuong Nhu. But these days, I spend most of my time either doing statistics, playing with my offspring, or contemplating how to take over the world.