Statistical genetics is a scientific field concerned with the development and application of statistical methods for drawing inferences from genetic data. It is most commonly used in the context of human genetics. Statistical genetics is the study of genetic variation and it is concerned with the analysis of genetic data. Statisticians play an important role in the analysis and the design of genetic studies. Statistical genetics overlaps with fields such as biomathematics, bioinformatics, biology, epidemiology, genetics, etc. People in the department have worked and are working on methods in linkage analysis, allelic association tests, gene statement array data analysis, sequence analysis, comparative genomics, phylogenetic tree reconstruction, etc.