Post Masters Research Associate
Post Masters Research Associate


Damon Leach is a post masters research associate in the Data Science and Biostatistics team within the Computational Biology group. He obtained both his MS in biostatistics and BS in statistical science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His previous work includes multiple research labs pertaining to theoretical ecology, hands-on fieldwork, and statistical analyses of public health concerns such as pandemic fatigue. Currently, his work revolves around statistical analysis and package development for multi-omics data particularly in relation to batch effects.

Research Interest

  • Biostatistics
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Statistical modeling
  • Data visualization
  • Statistical programming
  • R package development
  • Public health


  • MS in biostatistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BS in statistical sciences, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Awards and Recognitions


  • EBSD “BESTie” Award: Courage, PNNL (2022)