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Shawn Garbett
Sr. Application Developer
E-mail: shawn.garbett [at] vanderbilt.edu
Office: (615) 875-7481
Nickname: Garp

About Me

I graduated from Penn State in August 2014 with an M.S. in statistics. I did my undergraduate at Tulane University in New Orleans in electrical engineering and computer science. I worked for several years at TVA and applied combinatorial optimization to coal burning and linear programming to running the reservoir system. Worked as a consultant for many years, and got hired at Vanderbilt's Cancer Biology to maintain math models of cancer progression and help run a microscope. Working with the microscope data, it led me to statistics as the best means to interpret the data for the lab. I discovered a new passion in statistics, and went back and got my masters, which has led me to the present here in biostatistics.

I love playing piano and board games, reading scifi, programming. I'm an NTP according Myers-Briggs, neither an introvert nor an extrovert.

Current Projects

R Packages

  • emg Exponential and Gaussian mixture distribution.
  • fracprolif Survival model for modeling cell growth with quiescence from microscopy data.
  • acepack Selecting regression transforms.
  • tangram Reproducible table generation.

Papers and publications

  • An unbiased metric of antiproliferative drug effect in vitro. Harris LA, Frick PL, Garbett SP, Hardeman KN, Paudel BB, Lopez CF, Quaranta V, Tyson DR. Nat Methods. 2016 Jun;13(6):497-500. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3852. Epub 2016 May 2.
  • BIASED SAMPLING DESIGNS TO IMPROVE RESEARCH EFFICIENCY: FACTORS INFLUENCING PULMONARY FUNCTION OVER TIME IN CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA. Schildcrout JS, Rathouz PJ, Zelnick LR, Garbett SP, Heagerty PJ. Ann Appl Stat. 2015 Jun;9(2):731-753. PMID: 26322147
  • Variation in diffusion of gases through PDMS due to plasma surface treatment and storage conditions. Markov DA, Lillie EM, Garbett SP, McCawley LJ. Biomed Microdevices. 2014 Feb;16(1):91-6. doi: 10.1007/s10544-013-9808-2. PMID: 24065585
  • Outcome vector dependent sampling with longitudinal continuous response data: stratified sampling based on summary statistics.Schildcrout JS, Garbett SP, Heagerty PJ.Biometrics. 2013 Jun;69(2):405-16. doi: 10.1111/biom.12013. Epub 2013 Feb 14. PMID: 23409789
  • Fractional proliferation: a method to deconvolve cell population dynamics from single-cell data. Tyson DR, Garbett SP, Frick PL, Quaranta V.Nat Methods. 2012 Sep;9(9):923-8. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2138. Epub 2012 Aug 12. PMID: 22886092
  • The contribution of age structure to cell population responses to targeted therapeutics. Gabriel P, Garbett SP, Quaranta V, Tyson DR, Webb GF. J Theor Biol. 2012 Oct 21;311:19-27. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.07.001. Epub 2012 Jul 11. PMID: 22796330
  • Development of high-throughput quantitative assays for glucose uptake in cancer cell lines. Hassanein M, Weidow B, Koehler E, Bakane N, Garbett S, Shyr Y, Quaranta V. Mol Imaging Biol. 2011 Oct;13(5):840-52. doi: 10.1007/s11307-010-0399-5. PMID: 20809209
  • Not all noise is waste. Quaranta V, Garbett SP. Nat Methods. 2010 Apr;7(4):269-72. doi: 10.1038/nmeth0410-269. PMID: 20354516
  • Trait variability of cancer cells quantified by high-content automated microscopy of single cells. Quaranta V, Tyson DR, Garbett SP, Weidow B, Harris MP, Georgescu W. Methods Enzymol. 2009;467:23-57. doi: 10.1016/S0076-6879(09)67002-6. PMID: 19897088
  • Cross-Platform CD Index. Garbett SP. Linux Journal. 2003;12
  • Cleanroom Software Engineering. Garbett SP. Dr. Dobbs Magazine. 2003;8. http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/cleanroom-software-engineering/184405405

Passions

Follow your bliss --Joseph Campbell

I have a wide variety of ways I'm embrace life around me.
  • Photography. Grew up in a printing shop with a lot of cameras and equipment. Still love to work with photography. I miss the old school smell of Hydroquinone.
  • Astronomy. I have a 10" and 18" Dobsonian telescope. Too bad Nashville gets 3 clear nights a year.
  • Game Theory. Looking for a Nash Equilibrium on a Tuesday night, I'm your guy.
  • Music. Love everything from New Orleans funk to Classical piano. Play some piano myself. Nothing qiuite like the percussiveness of Mussorgsky or the graceful melody of Satie.
  • Math. I love math. Especially Homotopy Type Theory ( HoTT). This is the big revolution in proof theory that shakes the foundation of math. The grand issues from Set theory mostly vanish. I'm still poking around to see what HoTT has to offer on the transfinite issue. Idris is the hot language.
  • Reading. I love reading so many different things. From South American hyperrealism to hard sci-fi.

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