Prof. Yu Shyr Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA

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Yu Shyr received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1994 and subsequently joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. At Vanderbilt, he has collaborated on numerous research projects, assisted investigators in developing clinical research protocols, collaborated on multiple grants funded through external... read morepeer-reviewed mechanisms, and developed biostatistical methodologies for clinical trial design, high-dimensional data preprocessing, and other statistical approaches. Dr. Shyr is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an FDA advisory committee voting member. He has delivered more than 190 abstracts at professional meetings and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Shyr has served on numerous NIH/NCI SPORE, P01, and CCSG review panels/committees and has been a member of the invited faculty at the AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Vail Workshop since 2004. He currently serves on the external advisory board for a dozen national cancer centers, and directs the biostatistics and bioinformatics cores for the NCI-funded Vanderbilt University Breast Cancer SPORE, GI Cancer SPORE, and other program projects. In addition, Dr. Shyr is the Principle Investigator of a UO1 grant for the Barrett's esophagus translational research network coordinating center (BETRNetCC). Dr. Shyr's current research interests focus on developing statistical bioinformatic methods for analyzing next-generation sequencing data including a series of papers on estimating the sample size requirements for studies conducting RNA sequencing analysis.