Claudia Solis-Lemus

Claudia Solis-Lemus

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Assistant Professor

Phone: 608-263-3615

Russell Labs Office

476 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

WID Office

3164 Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
33 North Orchard Street
Madison, WI  53715

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PhD Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison


My research involves the development of statistical models to answer biological questions, balancing biological interpretability, theoretical guarantees, and computational tractability. In particular, my research deals with modern big data which are highly interconnected through graphical structures. Examples of my research involve the inference of phylogenetic networks to study reticulate evolution, comparative methods on networks to study the evolution of traits on hybrids, new sampling schemes to improve on Bayesian MCMC tools, as well as the application of such new tools to real-life datasets such as cultivated potato and carrot, Pseudomonas aeruginosaStaphylococcus aureus, human endogenous retroviruses, among others.

Courses Taught

  • Pl Path 875: Special Topics
  • Bot 563: Phylogenetic Analysis of Molecular Data