Brian Yandell

Brian Yandell
Co-lead of Data Science Hub ( Research on systems genetics.


Brian Yandell grew up in California but has lived in Wisconsin now for most of his life.


  • BS,Mathematics, Caltech
  • MA,Statistics, UC-Berkeley
  • PhD,Biostatistics, UC-Berkeley

Research Description

Yandell's research is primarily in systems genetics, including causal models and gene mapping (QTL), but more broadly using R for reproducible research and scaling up projects in data science. He collaborates widely with researchers across multiple disciplines.


  • Horticulture
  • Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics
  • Biometry Program (Director)


  • Thomas J. Watson, Jr., Fellow 1974-75
  • Evelyn Fix Memorial Medal 1982