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Dan Nettleton

Dan Nettleton

  • Co-PI
Laurence H. Baker Endowed Chair
Distinguished Professor
Chair of the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University

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1121H Snedecor Hall
2438 Osborn Drive
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  • PhD, Statistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1996
  • MS, Statistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1993
  • BA, Mathematics, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, 1991

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Dan Nettleton is the Laurence H. Baker Endowed Chair, Distinguished Professor, and Chair of the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University.

Nettleton conducts research on statistical methods for the design and analysis of high-dimensional biological datasets. Example data types include transcriptomic data from microarrays or RNA-sequencing, microbiome data, genomic data for use in genome-wide association studies, and data on complex phenotypes. Since joining Iowa State University in 2000, Nettleton's work has been heavily influenced by numerous collaborations with leading plant and animal scientists who seek to understand the functions of genes in biological systems and to learn how genotype and environment interact to shape important phenotypes.

Nettleton also works on the development of statistical learning methodology and has enjoyed applying such methods to problems in sports analytics.

Nettleton teaches statistics courses, advises graduate student research, and serves on many student committees, both within the Department of Statistics and for students from a variety of other departments at Iowa State.