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Maria Chikina, assistant professor
Maria Chikina, PhD
Assistant Professor

PhD in Molecular Biology, Princeton University

3501 Fifth Avenue
3078 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: 833 MURD
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Research Summary

The rise of genome-scale experimental methods has greatly accelerated the speed of biological data accumulation. However, as datasets increase in size, it becomes easier to find patterns and correlations, but harder to distinguish true biological insight from technological and statistical artifacts. Consequently, exploiting large-scale datasets to inform our understanding of biological systems remains a challenge. My work has focused on bridging the gap between statistically rigorous computational techniques and knowledge of underlying biological and experimental processes to develop methods that overcome the biases and artifacts inherent in the structure of large-scale datasets and transform noisy data into concrete biological knowledge.

Recent Publications