David M. Rocke, Ph.D.

David Rocke

Position Title
Distinguished Professor

Public Health Sciences

Med Sci 1C, Room 140B
One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

Research Interests

  • Statistical analysis of gene expression, proteomics, and metabolomics data
  • Radiation biology: effects of low and moderate dose radiation on human skin
  • Biomedical statistics
  • Wound healing
  • Formal models in international relations

Recent Publications

  • Pei-Wen Wu, Blythe P. Durbin-Johnson, Katelyn E. Mason Michelle Salemi, Brett S. Phinney, David M. Rocke, Glendon J. Parker, and Robert H. Rice, “Proteomic Analysis of Hair Shafts from Monozygotic Twins: Expression Profiles and Genetically Variable Peptides,” submitted for publication. (2016)
  • Robert H. Rice, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Yosuke Ishitsuka, Michelle Salemi, Brett Phinney,David Rocke, and Dennis Roop, “Proteomic Analysis of Loricrin Knockout Mouse Epidermis,” submitted for publication. (2016)
  • David M. Rocke, Luyao Ruan, J. Jared Gossett, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, and Sharon Aviran, “Controlling False Positive Rates in Methods for Differential Gene Expression Analysis using RNA Seq Data,” submitted for publication. (2016)
  • Karen M. Kalanetra, Susanne R. Berglund, Reem Yunis, Huguette Albrecht, Shiquan Wu, Ruixiao Lu, Joerg Lehmann, Heather N. Witt, Robin L. Stern, and David M. Rocke, “Gene Expression Time-Course Response of Human Skin Exposed in Vivo to Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation,” submitted for publication. (2016)
  • Glendon J. Parker, Tami Leppert, Deon S. Anex, Jonathan K. Hilmer, Nori Matsunami, Lisa Baird, Jeffery Stevens, Krishna Parsawar, Blythe P. Durbin-Johnson, David M. Rocke, Chad Nelson, Daniel J. Fairbanks, Andrew S. Wilson, Robert H. Rice, Scott R. Woodward, Brian Bothner, Bradley Hart, and Mark Leppert, “Demonstration of Protein-Based Human Identification Using the Hair Shaft Proteome,” PLOS One, in press (2016)
  • David S. Bunch and David M. Rocke, “Variance-Component-Based Nested Logit Specifications: Improved Formulation, and Practical Microsimulation of Random Disturbance Terms,” Journal of Choice Modelling, in press


  • Ph.D., 1972, University of Illinois, Chicago (Mathematics)
  • M.A., 1968, University of Illinois, Chicago (Mathematics)