Iuliana Ionita-Laza

Associate Professor of Biostatistics


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, 2009–current.
  • Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2006–2009.
  • Education
  • Ph.D. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, 2006.
  • B.S. University of Bucharest, 2000.
  • Exchange Student, Technical University of Munich, 1999

Research Interests

  • Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics. Development of statistical methods and computational tools for high-dimensional genetic data. Applications to human genetics, such as identification of genetic variants influencing susceptibility to complex diseases including autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

Selected Active Methodological Grant Support

  • NSF DMS-1100279 (PI: Iuliana Ionita-Laza), 2011-2014
    Mathematical Models for sequence data
    Role: PI.
  • NIH R01 (PI: Iuliana Ionita-Laza), 2012-2016
    Statistical methods for high-throughput sequence data, and applications
    Role: PI.
  • R03HG005908 (PI: Iuliana Ionita-Laza), 2010-2013
    Statistical Methods for the detection of rare variants in complex diseases.
    Role: PI.
  • R01HL093076 (PI: Benjamin Raby), 2009 – 2014
    Structural Variation in Asthma
    Role: PI of the Columbia Subcontract.

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