Jackson Loper

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University working under Liam Paninski and David Blei. I received my Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Brown University under Stuart Geman. My research produces analytical tools to discover and validate the biological ramifications of cellular diversity. My interests are focused on prior knowledge and its ability to reduce false discovery rates. Central in this work is how we can integrate information across different kinds of experiments in a statistically sound manner. Most recently, I have been developing methods to analyze single-cell data from the human spinal cord, as part of the CZI cell atlas initiative. Our models incorporate transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, and epigenetics together into a single picture of the diversity of cells in the human spinal cord.