Design. Analysis. Interpretation. Reporting.

From preclinical studies to epidemiology, the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Roswell Park develops cutting-edge methods and software tools focused on cancer research.

With expertise across biology, medicine, statistics, mathematics and computer science, our faculty guide and participate in basic, translational, epidemiological and clinical trials research. Our department chair is Alan Hutson, Ph.D.

Dr. Alan Hutson, Chair of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

“Our goal with the work we do every day at Roswell Park is to assess what the most pressing priorities are in data utilization and management, and then address those challenges and opportunities so we can support the biggest oncology advances of the next decade.”

Data-driven expertise across five divisions

Biostatistics and Statistical Genomics

Developing, overseeing, implementing, analyzing, publishing and reporting Roswell Park’s scientific studies. Co-directed by Dr. Kristopher Attwood and Dr. Qianqian Zhu.

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Designing, analyzing, and interpretating genomics, proteomics, and other high-resolution, high-throughput based studies. Led by Dr. Song Liu.

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Biomedical Research Information

Creating innovative informatics tools that optimize data acquisition, data quality and data curation. Led by Dr. Alan Hutson (interim).

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Bioconductor Project

Providing tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data. Led by Dr. Martin Morgan.

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Clinical Trial Development Division (CTDD)

Working with investigators and sponsors to develop, conduct, monitor and report clinical trials. Led by Angela Kuras.

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“The r/Bioconductor project enables researchers worldwide to develop, share and use leading-edge statistical approaches and to place the insights we gain from these tools into their appropriate contexts so we can support medical research that’s both more accurate and more actionable.”

Unmatched clinical trials management

The Clinical Trial Development Division (CTDD), under the direction of Virginia Filiaci, PhD, works with investigators and sponsors to develop, conduct, monitor and report clinical trials. Our experienced team provides full statistical, data management, project management and quality assurance collaboration on multi-center clinical trials.

Multi-center cancer clinical trials


Patient registrations


Phase 3 trials


CTDD also offers an efficient and cost-effective budgeting process and access to a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant electronic data collection option for NCI funded clinical trials.

Far-reaching research networks

Roswell Park’s Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics also houses several large-scale collaboration projects, including participation in the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

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NRG Oncology Network

Conducting practice-changing multi-institutional clinical and translational research

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Immunology Oncology Translational Network

Advancing research progress to improve immunotherapy and immunoprevention

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Acquired Resistance to Therapy Network

ARTNet focuses on the mechanistic bases of acquired resistance to cancer therapies and disease recurrence.

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Cancer Prevention-Interception Targeted Agent Discovery Program

CAP-IT seeks to establish a new discovery research paradigm in cancer prevention.

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Training the next generation of scientists

In addition to our research and community outreach, the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is actively involved in hands-on teaching with Master’s and PhD students in our highly competitive graduate studies program.

Our faculty also work closely with the University at Buffalo’s Biostatistics Department, training and mentoring numerous UB doctoral candidates.

Our multidisciplinary education model allows students a unique immersive experience, preparing them for successful careers as independent investigators. 


Contact us

Meegan Michalek Becker, MA
Department Administrator
Phone: 716-845-1090

Lauren Sibolski
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 716-845-2704