I am broadly interested in the statistical properties of evolutionary forces shaping genome-wide variation. I am currently studying how complex demographic scenarios, typical of African populations, confound signatures of natural selection; to accomplish this I am using coalescent theory, approximate bayesian computation, and principal components.
University of Pennsylvania, Computational Biology (Fall 2007 - present)
MS, Georgetown University, Biochemistry (Fall 2006 - Summer 2007)
BS, Pennsylvania State University, Premed-Med/Life Sciences (Summer 2003 - Spring 2006)
Laura B Scheinfeldt, Sameer Soi, Simon Thompson, Alessia Ranciaro, Dawit Wolde Meskel, William Beggs, Charla Lambert, Joseph P Jarvis, Dawit Abate, Gurja Belay, Sarah A Tishkoff. (2012) Genetic adaptation to high altitude in the Ethiopian highlands. Genome Biology 13:R1.
Scheinfeldt L., Soi S., Tishkoff S. (2010) Colloquium paper: working toward a synthesis of archaeological, linguistic, and genetic data for inferring African population history. PNAS May 11; 107(2):8931-8938.
Jensen S., Soi S., Wang L. (2009) A Bayesian approach to efficient differential allocation for resampling-based significance testing. BMC Bioinformatics 10:198.
Liu H., Soi S. and Zeeberg B. (2007) Identifying housekeeping genes from microarray gene expression. [Poster presented at the NIH Summer Research Poster Day Program. August 2007].
Liu H., Soi S. and Zeeberg B. (2007) Identifying housekeeping genes from microarray gene expression. [Poster presented at the Georgetown Masters Biochemistry Research Presentation. August 2007].