Joshua Baller, Ph.D.

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MSI Unit: 
Research Informatics Support Systems
Title: 
Research Informatics Scientific and Operations Lead
Office: 
520 Walter Library
MSI Email: 
jballer@msi.umn.edu
UMN Email: 
jballer@umn.edu
Phone: 
(612) 625-7889
Education: 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN,

BS Math in Computer Applications

BS in Genetics.

Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology

General educational emphasis on the fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Expertise: 
  • Application of Statisical Modeling and Machine Learning to Biological Questions
  • Analysis of High-Throughput Sequencing Data, including:
    • RNA-seq
    • DNA Variant Detection
    • ChIP-seq
    • Metagenomics
    • Development of Analytical Techniques for Novel Experimental Designs
  • Analysis of Cytometric Data, including:
    • Quantification of Cell Populations
    • Analysis of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Noise

Responsibilities

The Research Informatics Support Systems (RISS) group is dedicated to enabling the application of informatics and computational resources to underserved research domains. RISS addresses this challenge through multiple avenues: the development of novel analysis techniques and workflows, expert knowledge on the current literature, and outreach and promotion of groundbreaking new technologies. I provide operational oversight and long term planning for the group, and alongside my co-scientific lead oversee all ongoing research projects and grant preparation.