Research + Results


We keep you updated on news about our community members’ activities and innovative research.

Articles of Interest & Papers

VoPo leverages cellular heterogeneity for predictive modeling of single-cell data

July 27, 2020. Members of the Aghaeepour Laboratory--including Natalie Stanley, Ramin Fallahzadeh, Martin Becker, Thanaphong Phongpreecha, Huda Nassar, Sajjad Ghaemi, Anthony Culos, Alan L. Chang, Maria Xenochristou, Camilo Espinosa, and Nima Aghaeepour (pictured left)--contributed their most recent research to Nature Communications


RNA-GPS Predicts SARS-CoV-2 RNA Residency to Host Mitochondria and Nucleolus

June 20, 2020. DBDS members of the Zou Group, including Kevin E. Wu and James Zou, in collaboration with Stanford colleagues, released the results of their recent research in Cell


Projected geographic disparities in healthcare worker absenteeism from COVID-19 school closures and the economic feasibility of child care subsidies: a simulation study

July 15, 2020. BMI PhD candidates Elizabeth Chin (pictured left) and Benjamin Huynh, as well as DBDS Prof Trevor Hastie, have a new publication in BMC Medicine.


Variation in Health Care Prices Across Public and Private Payers

July 14, 2020. DBDS Instructor Suzanne Tamang and colleagues studied "a unique all-payer data set spanning 38 states to examine the differences in inpatient reimbursement rates paid by traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and private (under-65) insurers," and released their results to The National Bureau of Economic Research


Native American gene flow into Polynesia predating Easter Island settlement

July 8, 2020. Members of the Bustamante and Rivas Labs, including first author Alex Ioannidis (pictured left), contributed their recent research to Nature. It has been featured by a number of major publications: links for these stories are provided below. 

DBDS in the News

A data scientist and former student researcher shares how the Broad Institute helped guide his career

July 28, 2020. DBDS faculty member, Manuel Rivas (pictured to the left) was featured in a Broad Institute News story. 


New Op-Ed from Rob Tibshirani published by the New York Times

July 20, 2020. DBDS Faculty Robert Tibshirani and colleague Michael Eisen (UC Berkeley) contributed an Op-Ed, entitled "How to Identify Flawed Research Before It Becomes Dangerous," to the New York Times. They argue, "Scientists and journalists need to establish a service to review research that’s publicized before it is peer reviewed."


Manisha Desai featured in Women in Data Science (WiDS) Podcast

July 17, 2020. On this episode of the WiDS Podcast, DBDS faculty member, Manisha Desai, shares some insights about the challenges and progress of current COVID-19 clinical trials.


CS 472 students tackle COVID-19

June 2, 2020. "CS 472: 'Data Science and AI for COVID-19” is featured, along with DBDS Faculty instructor James Zou, in this Stanford Daily story. This course "allows undergraduate students, graduate students and people around the world to unite in the fight against the novel coronavirus." 


Stanford researchers working on wearables for early detection of infectious diseases

May 5, 2020. DBDS faculty member Russ Altman is featured in this Stanford Daily story about how "Stanford researchers are working with Fitbit and Scripps Research Institute to develop wearables that can detect infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and help contain their spread."


Knight-Hennessy Scholars program announces new cohort

May 4, 2020. We are thrilled to announce that two of our incoming BMI students, Misha Baitemirova and Eric Sun, have been awarded Knight-Hennessy Scholarships. Including Juan Manuel Zambrano, a returning BMI PhD scholar who was awarded a KH Fellowship two years ago, we will have three KH scholars in the BMI program! 

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