Venkatraman Seshan, PhD

Director of Biostatistics Computer-Intensive Support Services
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Stanford University

Current Research Interests

Dr. Seshan’s current research interests are in the area of methods for the analysis of high throughput data, specifically from genomic profiling such as DNA copy number and methylation arrays.  He developed with Adam Olshen the CBS algorithm for the analysis of DNA copy number data and has extended the method to allele copy number estimation.  He is collaborating with Drs. Begg, Olshen and Ostrovnaya on extending these methods to distinguish second cancers from metastases.  He is responsible for the research computing environment for the members of the department.

Publications by Venkatraman Seshan

Cannan-Kuhl S, Venkatraman E, Ernst SIB, Olshen RA, Myers BD. Relationships among protein and albumin concentrations and oncotic pressure in nephrotic plasma. Amer J Physiol: Renal, Fluid and Electrolyte Physiology 1993; 33:F1052-1059.

Garber AM, Olshen RA, Zhang H, Venkatraman E. Predicting high-risk cholesterol. Int Stat Rev 1994; Rev 62:203-228.

Rusch V, Saltz L, Venkatraman E, Ginsburg R, McCormack P, Burt M, Markman M, Kelsen D. A phase II trial of pleurectomy/decortication followed by intrapleural and systemic chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Clin Oncol 1994; 12:1156-1163.

Miller VA, Rigas JR, Muindi JRF, Tong WP, Venkatraman E, Kris MG, Warrell RP. Modulation of All-Trans retinoic acid pharmacokinetics by Liarozole. Cancer Chemoth Pharm 1994; 34:522-526.

Siegmund DO, Venkatraman E. Using the generalized likelihood ratio statistic for sequential detection of a change-point. Ann Stat 1995; 23:255-271.