Daniel Linder

Assistant Professor

Daniel Linder

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science: Biostats & Data Science

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

The Graduate School


I am an assistant professor of biostatistics with research interests that are at the intersection of molecular and systems biology, gene regulatory networks, and classical and Bayesian statistics.

  • (706) 721-5752
  • AE 1038


  • Ph.D., Biostatistics Georgia Health Sciences Univer, 2013

  • MS, Mathematics, General Georgia Southern University, 2008

  • BSMAT, Mathematics, General Georgia Southern University, 2006

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • STAT 9300

    Dissertation Research
  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • DATS 7860

    Stat & Machine Learning
  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL

Teaching Interests

Bayesian statistics, statistical and machine learning, data science, mathematical biology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Incidence and risk factors for zygomycosis in renal transplant patients, 2020
  • Risk factors and mortality in dialysis patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm, 2020
  • Sleep apnea in end-stage renal disease patients: risk factors and mortality, 2020
  • Reverse engineering gene regulatory networks using global-local shrinkage rules, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Muscle-strengthening and aerobic activities and mortality among 3+ year cancer survivors in the US, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

High-dimensional Bayesian variable selection, reaction networks inference, Markov chain Monte-Carlo, stochastic reaction networks

Department Service

  • Data Science 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Computing 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Graduate Program Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Data Science Workshop Committee 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Seminar and Journal Club 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Education Technology Advisory Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article