New Department of Biostatistics Faculty

Dr. Sijin Wen will be an Assistant Professor in the emerging Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University, with a joint appointment in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Dr. Wen previously was a Principal Statistical Analyst at MD Anderson Cancer Center from 2001- 2012. He received his PhD in Biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (2009). Dr. Wen’s research interests include design and analysis of clinical trials and multivariate survival analysis on multiple disease recurrences and time to death. In addition, he is interested in analyzing gene expression data from microarrays or tissue arrays, using clustering algorithms and statistical modeling. These analyses identify sets of genes that can be used to distinguish features between normal tissue versus cancer; different types or stages of cancer; or treated versus untreated cancer cells. Dr. Wen enjoys watching NBA, playing basketball, jogging, and spending time with his family.