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Laura A. Higgins, Ph.D.

JMP Systems Engineer at SAS

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software
  1. Ingenuity Systems,
  2. NASA Ames Research Center,
  3. Purdue University
  1. The University of Texas at Austin
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The University of Texas at Austin

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I have been a scientist in basic research in biology and recently am an engineer in the computer software industry.

I enjoy applying my background in quantitative analysis (research in quantitative and population genetics and genomics) to a role that facilitates solve complex problems in an intellectually stimulating, dynamic environment.

Specialties:population genetics, statistical genomics, genetic variation, quantitative genetics, functional genomic analysis (gene ontology) biostatistics, multivariate statistics, univariate statistics, SAS, JMP, Unix, C programming language, computational biology, bioinformatics, statistical genetics


JMP Systems Engineer

– Present (6 years)

Ontology Engineer

Ingenuity Systems
(less than a year)

Research Scientist

NASA Ames Research Center
(1 year)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Purdue University
(less than a year)

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Florida
(4 years)


  • Statistical Modeling
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • JMP
  • Population Genetics
  • Statistical Genomics
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Analytics
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Public Speaking
  • SAS
  • Genetic Variation
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Customer Relations
  • Technical Presales
  • Technical Presentations
  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Project Management
  • Statistical Software
  • SPC
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Teamwork
  • Miller Heiman
  • JMP Pro
  • Experimental Design
  • DOE
  • Data Mining
  • Design of Experiments
  • Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Lifesciences
  • Statistics
  • Pre-sales
  • Business Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Customer Service
  • Predictive Analytics
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The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D., Biology

Ph.D. Biology: molecular and theoretical population genetics & animal behavior
+ Awarded multiple competitive research grants
+ Nominated for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Purdue University

B.Sc., Biology

B.Sc. honors research degree (with distinction)
+ Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow in population genetics
+ numerous academic honors: Phi Beta Kappa, etc.



AAAS, Biospace

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa

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