Headshot portrait of Fatema AlGharbi - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Mathematical Computational Sciences
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Susan Holmes, Professor of Statistics

Fatema is interested in statistics and computational mathematics, particularly data min-ing and data analysis. This summer she is working on a new dataset of human gut microbiome to observe if the data can be clustered to enterotypes and to compare the clusters to the enterotypes of the human gut microbiome found by other earlier studies. She is currently studying methods of normalization, visualization including projections onto lower dimensional space, and clustering of bacterial abundances in the human microbiome.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Dynamics of Bacterial Communities through a Time Course Experiment

Fatema AlGharbi1, Shariyar Pruisken1, Brandon Ewonus1, Paul J McMurdie II2, Yana Hoy3, David Relman3, Susan Holmes2
[Mathematical Computational Sciences1, Department of Statistics2, and School of Medicine3, Stanford University]