Ana Vazquez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is also a member of MSU’s QuantGen group. Her areas of interest include the development and use of genomic-based statistical methods for human health, the genetic architecture of complex traits, and the investigation of the effects of obesity on the risk of disease.
Dr. Vazquez received her M.S. and Ph.D. and a certificate in bioinformatics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed her postdoctoral work in the Section on Statistical Genetics and Office of Energetics at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Vazquez’s research involves the development of new multivariate analysis approaches of correlated phenotypes, including obesity and other body composition characteristics of humans, using genomic data to uncover common genetic roots between these traits. Additionally, her team assesses predictive genomic-based models for the prediction of treatment response, cancer recurrence, and metastasis development in cancer patients, with a greater focus on cutting-edge statistical and computational methodologies.