Dr. Capanu’s current methodological research interests are in the development of optimized variable selection procedures for regression models. She has recently developed a novel variable selection technique and showed that it has superior performance to competitor methods for low to moderate scale linear regressions. As part of her collaborative work, Dr. Capanu has been involved in clinical collaborations with the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service since joining Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2005. She has assisted the oncologists in this group at every stage in their clinical trials from the design to the statistical analysis and publication of their studies. Dr. Capanu is also assisting investigators in the Department of Radiology with the design and analysis of various projects investigating different imaging modalities and potential biomarkers.