Thursday, February 24, 2011
Congratulations to Alon Keinan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, and a 3CPG faculty member, who has been named a 2011 Sloan Foundation Research Fellow.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded six Cornell faculty members Sloan Research Fellowhips for 2011. The awards recognize early-career scientists and scholars for their achievements and their potential to contribute substantially to their fields. Alon Keinan, assistant professor of biological statistics and computational biology, studies how human genetic variation has arisen from evolutionary history. His research focuses on elucidating the history of modern human populations and on developing computational methods for searching for genes important in human biology. With a background in computer science and statistics, Keinan develops theoretical tools and applies them to genomic data sets, bridging theoretical population genetics and empirical studies.
|See http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Feb11/Sloan2011.html for more information.|