Leslie Cope, Ph.D., is a biostatistician and bioinformatician with expertise in the design and analysis of high-throughput genomic data.
He co-directs the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Experimental and Computational Genomics Core. Cope also has participated in research teams including Stand Up to Cancer and the Department of Defense's Center of Excellence in Ovarian Cancer.
Cope is a member of the Epigenetics Genome Characterization program within the National Institutes of Health-funded project, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), where he leads DNA methylation data analysis and its integration with other data types for several TCGA disease working groups. His research focuses on methods for identifying and validating biomarkers, including tools for integrating multiple sources of data to take advantage of the vast stores of archival data that are now available.
Cope received his master's degree and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the American Statistical Association, International Biometric Society and Institute of Mathematical Statistics.