Spencer group

Ryan Christ

Ryan Christ

DPhil student in statistics


Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Dr.
Oxford, OX3 7BN


Research overview

My research focuses on using approximate ancestral models and nearest-neighbor methods to improve the power of genome-wide association studies and scans for recent natural selection in humans.  While I have a range of interests from non-parametric statistics to coalescent theory, I enjoy focusing on biological applications: building Bayesian models for modeling recombination in humans.