UMN Biostatistics Student Seminar


Student Seminar is a bi-weekly seminar series that focuses on student research in the Biostatistics division. Our goal is to enhance students' public speaking abilities in a casual, student-only environment. Both PhD students and MS students are encouraged to present! Presentations can be on a variety of topics, including:

  1. Your own research! A good opportunity to do a test run of a research presentation.
  2. Share your skills! In the past, students have presented on useful R packages or their experiences with the job application process.
  3. Journal-club format - select a paper by someone who is giving a Wednesday Division of Biostatistics seminar (check out the schedule) and introduce us to the topics, with a short discussion!

This school year marks the 9th year of student seminars for the Biostatistics division. The organizers are Jennifer Proper ( and Jonathan Kim ( If you have any feedback or ideas for future talks, please let us know!

The website will be updated as the year progresses.

Please note that the Fall 2022 seminars will be held in a hybrid format every other Tuesday at noon with options to attend either in-person in MayoA110 or on Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed out before each seminar.

Current Seminars

Click the date/title to reveal each presentation abstract.

Quinton Neville

Jiuzhou Wang


E-mail the Student Seminar organizers Jennifer Proper at or Jonathan Kim at .

Past Seminars

Brian Hart

Adam Kaplan

Yangqing Deng

Andrew Dilernia

Adam Kaplan

Jun Young Park

Roland Brown

Maria Masotti

Jun Young Park

Ross Peterson

Anne Eaton

Sarah Samorodnitsky

Chuyu Deng

Roland Brown

Ales Kotalik, James Normington, Roland Brown, Torri Simon, Chuyu Deng, Shannon McKearnan

James Normington

Jun Young Park

Torri Simon

Andrew DiLernia

Adam Kaplan

Shannon McKearnan, Chuyu Deng, Mengli Xiao

Aparajita Sur

Thomas Murray, Jeff Boatman, Sarah Boatman, Ziyu Ji

Ross Peterson

Zheng Wang, Jiuzhou Wang, Yuan Zhang, Shannon McKearnan and Chuyu Deng

Grace Lyden

Rachel Zilinskas

Sarah Samorodnitsky

Shannon McKearnan, Jack Wolf, Chuyu Deng

Lillian Haine

Jonathan Kim

Sandra Castro-Pearson

Aparajita Sur


Jennifer Proper, Rachel Zilinskas, Jonathan Kim, Lily Haine, and Torri Simon

Jonathan Kim

Justin Clark


Jennifer Proper

Jennifer Proper, Sarah Samorodnitsky, Maria Masotti, and Andy Becker

Lily Haine

Sarah Leismer

Jack Wolf

Michelle Sonnenberger