Picture of Laura Kubatko Laura S. Kubatko
Departments of Statistics and
Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Co-Director, Mathematical Biosciences Institute
Office: 219 Cockins Hall
Phone: (614) 247-8846
Fax: (614) 292-2096
E-Mail: lkubatko (AT) stat (DOT) osu (DOT) edu

I am a Professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Statistics and Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University. I have recently been appointed Co-Director of the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at OSU -- read more here.

My other appointments include Adjunct Research Scientist at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Population Research at OSU, and Faculty Affiliate of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

My research interests are in statistical genetics, particularly in the inference of phylogenetic trees from nucleotide sequence data. My research in this area is focused around the combination of data at the between and within species levels by combining models from phylogenetics and population genetics, particularly the coalescent model. My most recent work involves the application of techniques from algebraic statistics to problems in phylogenetic inference. I have also worked on problems invoving linkage and QTL analysis, and the analysis of microarray data. My research in the area of phylogenetics, coalescent theory, and algebraic statistics continues to be supported by grants from the National Science Foundation [1][2][3][4][5][6][7].

I am also one of the faculty associated with OSU's RUMBA program, which provides research experiences in mathematical biology for undergradautes under NSF funding. In addition, I was also a co-PI on a recently-funded NSF award to the MBI for the "Distributed REU" program at OSU.

A short video about some of my recent work with collaborators at the University of Western Australia is here.