Meet the VRC Staff: Biostatistics Staff

Stacy Selke


University of Washington, School of Medicine, Laboratory Medicine Research Scientist at VRC since 1987


MA, University of Washington, Geography
BA, Pomona College, Botany


See Stacy Selke's publications on PubMed

Our approach to comprehensive data management is well-established under the leadership of data manager Ms. Stacy Selke, who has been key to facilitating the VRCʼs advances. Ms. Selke has 25 years of data management experience at the UW VRC. Soon after she started working here, she transferred the entire database (stored on the UW mainframe and accessed through punch cards) to an IBM PC AT which had an amazingly-spacious 40MB hard drive. She has developed and cemented, through long-standing collaborations with several laboratory-based investigators, rigorous procedures for obtaining and linking accurate laboratory results. This has allowed VRC studies to be strategically implemented based on a unique multi-disciplinary approach.

Dr. Amalia Meier Magaret

Appointments and Affiliations

University of Washington, School of Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Virology Division
Research Associate Professor, Appointed: 2010

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Biostatistics, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Associate Member, Appointed: 2010

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division
Associate Member


Ph.D., University of Washington, Biostatistics, 2001.
M.S., Western Michigan University, Applied Statistics, 1997.
B.S., University of Notre Dame, Chemistry and Math, 1992.


American Statistical Association
International Biometric Society


See Amalia Meier Magaret's publications on PubMed

Dr. Magaret interfaces closely with clinical and laboratory-based investigators to assess study design based on utility of outcomes, recruitment feasibility and study power.  Each study is supported with appropriate sample size calculations including a novel, published, computation for viral shedding.  Dr. Magaret has developed statistical analysis methods that cater towards the unique features of HSV shedding studies, natural history evaluation, and HSV immunologic assays.

Anqi Cheng

Ph.D. student, University of Washington, Biostatistics, current
B.S., Zhejiang University, Statistics, 2013


Anqi was born in China. After completing her B.S. in Zhejiang University in 2013, she came to Seattle for her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Biostatistics. She has been a research assistant for Dr. Magaret since 2013.

Laura Schaack

Data entry extraordinaire!