Benilton Carvalho got B.Sc.and M.Sc. degrees in Statistics from University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University (class 2009). Until 2013, Benilton was a Research Associate (Dept of Oncology) and Affiliated Faculty (CCBI) at University of Cambridge, in addition to being Honorary Research Associate at Cancer Research UK. From 2013 to 2015, he was a Research Associate at the University of Campinas (Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dept of Medical Genetics). Benilton is a BioConductor developer since 2004 and has experience in Biostatistics, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Benilton Carvalho develops statistical methodologies and high-performance computational tools for the analysis of high-throughput genomic data and involved with the development of several Bioconductor (“open-source software framework that assists statisticians and biologists working in bioinformatics”) packages, which involve extensive use of R, C and SQL. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics and Advisor to the Vice-President of Research at the University of Campinas.

At the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Laboratory (BCBLab), we are interested in connecting research with evidence-based decision making. We are involved in several high-impact research projects, including: