Thomas H. Hampton, M.S.
Senior Bioinformatics Analyst
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
HB 7550, Remsen, Room 601
Hanover, NH 03755
Areas of expertise: Statistical analysis of microarray datasets and patient data.
Background: Hampton worked with Karen Wetterhahn in the Chemistry department at Dartmouth College from 1979- 1984. He has been working in the Stanton lab since 2008. His interests include both statistics and the underlying biological processes relating to the data being analyzed.
Research: Hampton has provided statistical analysis for the following research projects: Iron and Cystic Fibrosis-related anemia biochemical analysis (2010), A cystic fibrosis gene antigen study (2009), Exposure to arsenic in drinking water and mouse's lung immune response study (2009), The effects of arsenic exposure on Zebrafish embryo's defense pathways (2009), A methodological study on new ways to identify genes with shared toxicogenomic profiles (2009), A study on the effects of diet on mouse liver and lung's gene expression (2008), A study on the effects of cadium on Daphnia pulex (2007), Numerous studies on the effects of chromium and nickel carbonate exposure on rat's kidneys and lungs (1984).
Experience: After working with Karen Wetterhahn in Dartmouth's chemistry department from 1979-1984, Hampton received his M.S. from Dartmouth in information systems in 1986. He spent a significant amount of time researching the interactions of heavy metals and DNA. During his subsequent work for the credit card industry, he developed and obtained a patent for a telephone processing system. He moved on to analyzing geospatial data before returning to work in science with Josh Hamilton. Hampton has been working with the Stanton lab since 2008, and has also been working with George O' Toole and Alex Gifford to cluster Cystic Fibrosis patient data. Recent lectures given by Hampton include: A Hitchhiker's guide to the human genome at ILEAD (Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth) and Intuitive Analysis of Microarray Data" and Pathway Analysis of Microarray Data" at MDIBL (Mount Desert Island Biological Lab). He also provided the original idea for the short film, In Small Doses: Arsenic, (www.insmalldoses.org) as well as participating in its production.