Noah A. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Associate Research Professor, Bioinformatics Program

Associate Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute

2017 Palmer Commons      Vcard icon
100 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2218

Office: (734) 615-9556; Fax: (734) 615-6553


Website(s): Rosenberg lab

Professional Summary

Noah Rosenberg is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics. He also holds appointments in the Department of Human Genetics, the Bioinformatics Program, and the Life Sciences Institute. Dr. Rosenberg arrived at the University if Michigan after a postdoctoral fellowship in computational biology at the University of Southern California. He studies a variety of problems in evolutionary biology and human genetics using a combination of mathematical modeling, computer simulations, and statistical inference. His article "Genetic structure of human populations" was named 2003 biomedical research paper of the year by The Lancet.

Courses Taught

BIOSTAT865: Advanced Statistical Population Genetics


Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 2001
M.S., Mathematics, Stanford University, 1999
B.A., Mathematics, Rice University, 1997

Research Interests & Projects

The genotypes of individuals in a population arise from a complex genealogical history. Therefore, because of this shared history, data on genotypes can exhibit an intricate correlation structure. I am interested in statistical methods for analysis of data on genetic variation, accounting for evolutionary processes that have given rise to the data. Currently, I am developing and applying statistical approaches for the study of human genetic history and its relationship to identification of disease genes, for inference of species relationships, and for inference about epidemics from genotypes in pathogens. Another focus of my research is the use of mathematical models and computer simulation to investigate various phenomena in evolutionary biology and human genetics.

Selected Publications

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Wang, C., Szpiech, Z.A., Degnan, J.H., Jakobsson, M., Pemberton, T.J., Hardy, J.A.,  Singleton, A.B., Rosenberg, N.A. (2010). Comparing spatial maps of human population-genetic variation using Procrustes analysis. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology 9: 13.

Huang, L.,  Wang, C., Rosenberg, N.A. (2009). The relationship between imputation error and statistical power in genetic association studies in diverse populations. American Journal of Human Genetics 85: 692-698.

Szpiech, Z.A., Jakobsson, M., Rosenberg, N.A. (2008). ADZE: a rarefaction approach for counting alleles private to combinations of populations. Bioinformatics 24: 2498-2504.

Rosenberg, N.A., Blum, M.G.B. (2007). Sampling properties of homozygosity-based statistics for linkage disequilibrium. Mathematical Biosciences 208: 33-47.

Rosenberg, N.A. (2007). Statistical tests for taxonomic distinctiveness from observations of monophyly. Evolution 61: 317-323.

Rosenberg, N.A. (2005). Algorithms for selecting informative marker panels for population assignment. Journal of Computational Biology 12: 1183-1201.

Rosenberg, N.A., Li, L.M., Ward, R., Pritchard, J.K. (2003). Informativeness of genetic markers for inference of ancestry. American Journal of Human Genetics 73: 1402-1422.

Professional Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Human Genetics
Society for the Study of Evolution