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Michelle LaceyMichelle Lacey, PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane Cancer Center Contributing Member

Contact Information
Phone: 504-862-3439
Address: Gibson Hall, Uptown Campus
6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5684

Biographical Narrative
Dr. Lacey received her A.B. in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College in 1994. After working in industry for two years, she returned to graduate school in 1996 in the Department of Statistics at Yale University and earned her Ph.D. in 2003. While completing her dissertation, she gained considerable experience in microarray analysis as a part-time research assistant in Dr. Paul Lizardi's lab in the Department of Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She joined the Department of Mathematics at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2003 and was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Tulane University School of Public Health in January 2004. Dr. Lacey’s research is rooted in statistical genetics, focusing on problems related to phylogeny reconstruction, and she is generally interested in the development of statistical methods for the analysis of biological data.

Selected Publications
Lage J, Leamon J, Pejovic T, Hamann S, Lacey M, Dillon D, Segraves R, Vossbrinck B, Gonzalez A, Pinkel D, Albertson D, Costa J, Lizardi P. Whole genome analysis of genetic alterations in small DNA samples using hyperbranched strand displacement amplification and array-CGH. Genome Res 13:294-307 (2003)

Weitzel JM, Hamann S, Jauk M, Lacey M, Filbry A, Radtke C, Iwen KAH, Kutz S, Harneit A, Lizardi P, Seize HJ. Hepatic gene expression patterns in thyroid hormone-treated hypothyroid rats. J Mol Endocrinol 31(2): 291-303 (2003)

Roth ME, Feng L, McConnell KJ, Schaffer PJ, Guerra CE, Affourtit JP, Piper KR, Guccione L, Hariharan J, Ford MJ, Powell SW, Krishnaswamy H, Lane J, Guccione L, Intrieri G, Merkel, JS, Perbost C, Valerio A, Zolla B, Graham CD, Hnath J, Michaelson C, Wang R, Ying B, Halling C, Parman CE, Raha D, Orr B, Jedrzkiewicz B, Liao J, Tevelev A, Mattessich MJ, Kranz DM, Lacey M, Kaufman JM, Kim J, Latimer DR, Lizardi P. Expression Profiling Using a Novel Universal Microarray. Nature Biotechnology 22:418-426, 2004 (2004)

Brumlik MJ, Wei S, Finstad K, Nesbit J, Hyman L, Lacey M, Burow ME, Curiel TJ. Identification of a novel mitogen-activated protein kinase in Toxoplasma gondii. Int J Parasitol 34(11): 1245-1254 (2004)

Lacey M, Chang JT. A signal-to-noise analysis of phylogeny estimation by Neighbor-Joining: Insufficiency of polynomial length sequences (submitted)



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