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Cavan S. Reilly,
Associate Professor

Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Phone: 612-624-9644



MA, New School for Social Research, 1995
MS, Columbia University, 1997
PhD, Columbia University, 2000

Research Interests

My statistical research interests are time series analysis, spatial statistics and statistical genetics/genomics. Most of my applied work is in the area of HIV/AIDS.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Hataye J, Moon JJ, Khoruts A, Reilly C, Jenkins MK (2006), "Naive and memory CD4+ T cell survival controlled by clonal abundance", Science, DOI: 10.1126.
  • Li Q, Duan, L, Estes, J, Ma Z-M, Rourke T, Wang Y, Reilly C, Carlis J, Miller C, Haase A (2005), "Peak SIV replication in resting memory CD4+ T cells depletes gut lamina propria CD4+ T cells", Nature, 434, 1148-1152.
  • Reilly, C. (2005), "A nonparametric approach to the analysis of longitudinal data via a set of level crossing problems with application to the analysis of microarray time course experiments" Biostatistics , 6, 271-278.
  • Reilly, C., Price, P., Gelman, A., Sandgrathe, S. (2004), "Using image and curve registration for measuring the goodness of fit of spatial and temporal predictions", Biometrics , 60, 954-964.
  • Zhang, Z. Q., Wietgrefe, S., Li, Q., Shore, M., Lljie, D., Reilly, C., Lifson, J., Haase, A. (2004), "Roles of Target Cell Availability, Susceptibility and Productive Infection of Resting and Activated CD4+ T Cells in Transmission and Acute SIV Infection", Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, USA, 101, 5640-5645.
  • Reilly, C., Wang, C., and Rutherford, M. (2003), "A method for normalizing microarrays using the genes that are not differentially expressed", Journal of the American Statistical Association, 98, 868-878.
  • Reilly, C., Schacker, T., Haase, A., Wietgrefe, S. and Krason, D. (2002), "The clustering of infected SIV cells in lymphatic tissue", Journal of the American Statistical Association, 97, 943-954.
  • Raghavan, A., Ogilvie, R., Reilly, C., Abelson, M., Raghavan, S., Vasdewani, J., Krathwohl, M. and Bohjanen, P. (2002), "Genome-wide analysis of mRNA decay in resting and activated primary human T lymphocytes", Nucleic Acids Research, 30, 5529-5538.
  • Reilly, C., Gelman, A. and J. Katz (2001), "Post-stratification without population level information on the post-stratifying variable, with application to political polling", Journal of the American Statistical Association, 96, 1-11.

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'Wisc-e-sota', a Joint UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium was first held on Friday, Sepbember 20th, 2013 at the Uniiversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Cartwright Center. This was the inaugural collaborative symposium of the NIH T32-supported virology training programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Talks and poster sessions were presented by students, postdocs and faculty. The second UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium will be held in the Fall 2014. Details to follow.

The 2014 IMV Symposium will be held on May 12, 2014 and Mark Denison (Vanderbilt) and Bert Semler (UC-Irvine) will be the Keynote Speakers. Click on the link below to register and submit abstracts.

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