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Michael B. Sohn, PhD

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (2015) University of ArizonaMichael Sohn Photograph

Contact Information

University of Rochester
Dept of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
265 Crittenden Boulevard, CU 420630 
Rochester, New York 14642-0630
Office: Saunders Research Building 4219
Phone: (585) 276-6092
Fax: (585) 273-1031

Research Interests

  • Mediation Analysis
  • Causal Inference
  • High-Dimensional Data Analysis
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Compositional Data Analysis
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Statistical Genomics and Metagenomics

Selected Publications

  • Simon-Soro, A., Sohn, M.B., McGinniss, J.E., Imai, I., Brown, M.C., Knecht, V.R., Bailey, A., Clarke, E.L., Cantu, E., Li. H2., Bittinger, K., Diamond, J.M., Christie, J.D., Bushman, F.D., and Collman, R.G. (2019). Upper Respiratory Dysbiosis with a Facultative-Dominated Ecotype in Advanced Lung Disease and Dynamic Change after Lung Transplant. Ann Am Thorac Soc. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201904-299OC.

  • McGinniss, J.E., Imai, I., Simon-Soro, A., Brown, M.C., Knecht, V.R., Frye, L., Ravindran, P., Wadell, D., Sohn, M.B., Li, H., Haas, A.R., Lanfranco, A., DiBardino, D.M., Bushman, F.D., and Collman, R.G. (2019). Molecular analysis of the endobronchial stent microbial biofilm reveals bacterial communities that associate with stent material and frequent fungal constituents. PLOS ONE, 14(5):e0217306.

  • Sohn, M.B. and Li, H. (2019). Compositional Mediation Analysis for Microbiome Studies. Annals of Applied Statistics, 13(1), 661-681.

  • Sohn, M.B. and Li, H. (2018).  A GLM‐based latent variable ordination method for microbiome samples.  Biometrics, 74: 448-457. 
  • Sohn, M.B., Du, R. and An, L. (2015).  A robust approach for identifying differentially abundant features in metagenomic samples.  Bioinformatics, 31(14), 2269-2275.

  • Pookhao, N., Sohn, M.B., Li, Q., Jenkins, I., Du, R., Jiang, H. and An, L. (2015).  A two-stage statistical procedure for feature selection and comparison in functional analysis of metagenomes, Bioinformatics, 31(2): 158-165.
  • Sohn, M.B., An, L., Pookhao, N. and Li, Q. (2014).  Accurate Genome Relative Abundance Estimation for Closely Related Species in a Metagenomic Sample, BMC Bioinformatics, 15:242.

Last updated: July 12, 2018