LSKeith A. Crandall
Professor of Biology and director of the Computational Biology Institute, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health
How can data methods be used to study biology and evolution? Join Keith A. Crandall for Lunch with a Scientist, where he will discuss how his lab uses Big Data methods to study computational biology, population genetics, and the bioinformatics of a variety of organisms, from crustaceans to agents of infectious disease.
Registration is required (no charge). Limit: 20. This lunch will be held at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Ave, NW. This event is now full.
Keith A. Crandall is the founding director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Crandall studies the computational biology, population genetics, and bioinformatics, developing and testing of “big data” methods DNA sequence analysis. He applies such methods to the study of the evolution of both infectious diseases (especially HIV) and crustaceans (especially crayfish). Professor Crandall has published over 260 peer reviewed publications, as well as three books. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Oxford University and an Allen Wilson Centre Sabbatical Fellow at the University of Auckland. Professor Crandall has received a number of awards for research and teaching, including the American Naturalist Society Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a PhRMA Foundation Faculty Development Award in Bioinformatics, Honors Professor of the Year award at Brigham Young University, ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award. He was also recently elected a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Professor Crandall earned his B.A. degree from Kalamazoo College in Biology and Mathematics, an M.A. degree from Washington University in Statistics, and a Ph.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in Biology and Biomedical Sciences. He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Puyo, Ecuador.