The BAC is adding a new member to our team. Mary is joining us as a current student in the MU IDSI master’s degree in Data Science and Analytics program. Mary holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences where she graduated with honors for my research involving characterization of root anatomy of upland and lowland switchgrass ecotypes. Her research interests are wide! I love plant sciences and its intersections in sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. In addition, I’m passionate about getting involved in creating machine learning models that can better identify and predict health outcomes clinically. All in all, she is a data scientist that want to see data be applied in a more meaningful way that leads to a more promising tomorrow.

Mary is joining the BAC in partnership with NextGen Precision Health researcher Dr. Melissa Terpstra to work on building better biostatistical models and machine learning approaches to help understand Alzheimer’s disease.