UMN Biostatistics Student Seminar

Happy new decade!

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 5th year of student seminars for the Biostatistics division. The organizers are Chuyu Deng and Shannon McKearnan. 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 Spring 2020 seminars will be now be held via Zoom due to COVID-19, and the meeting link will be emailed out each time.

Current Seminars

Click the date/title to reveal each presentation abstract.

Torri Simon

Andrew DiLernia

Adam Kaplan

Shannon McKearnan, Chuyu Deng, Mengli Xiao

Aparajita Sur

Thomas Murray, Jeff Boatman, Sarah Boatman, Ziyu Ji

Ross Peterson


Past Skillshare Presentations

External Funding Opportunities

Job Listings

Career Tips


E-mail the Student Seminar organizers Chuyu Deng at or Shannon McKearnan 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