Dylan Cable

2019 Hertz Fellow
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Dylan Cable will begin as an assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Michigan in fall 2024 after completing a postdoc at the Gladstone Institutes.

Dylan Cable’s thesis work specialized in developing statistical methods for interpreting biological data, specifically spatially-index gene expression data. Cable regards data collection and data analysis as inseparable and believes they must be interwoven to achieve deep knowledge of biological problems. The goal of Dylan’s work is to develop interpretable mathematical models that allow experimental biologists to extract meaningful results from their data for the advancement of human health.

Dylan’s exploration of neuroscience and biology as an undergraduate at Stanford University convinced him that life science problems are the most important issues to solve. His goal: to uncover the inner workings of vital biological processes. Cable has co-authored a recent article in the Journal of Neuroscience that examines whether single neuron recordings can be recorded from humans using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), a question with major implications for studying the human brain.

Dylan grew up in Chicago where he developed a deep passion for mathematics. In high school, he took math classes at Northwestern University and worked independently with Prof. Paul Sally of the University of Chicago. He graduated from Stanford University in 2018 with a BS in mathematics. He was a recipient of the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement, which is given to the top 25 graduating seniors in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences. Dylan’s outside interests include playing the guitar, improv comedy, and long conversations about science, philosophy, and life.

Graduate Studies

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computer Science
Statistical and Computational Methods for Analysis of Spatial Transcriptomics Data

Undergraduate Studies

Stanford University

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