Li Chen
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of Florida
2004 Mowry Road, 5th Floor CTRB, 5211 RM
Gainesville, FL 32611-7450

I am an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at University of Florida. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science and Informatics from Emory University, where I worked with Dr. Zhaohui Steve Qin (mentor) and Dr. Hao Wu (mentor), and closely collaborated with Dr. Peng Jin and Dr. Bing Yao. I also received a MS in Biostatistics and another MS in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University, where I worked with Dr. Hongkai Ji(mentor).


My lab now has multiple openings for PhD/MS students and one opening for Postdoc. Interested candidates please refer the Opening for how to apply.


My lab is currently funded by NIH NIGMS. My lab’s research focuses on developing statistical and informatics methods for analyzing of multi-omics data. Projects include but not limited to

  • Epigenomics: Develop statistical methods and database for analyzing epigenomic data
    • Differential binding. [ChIPComp]
    • TF regulatory module. [tfLDA]
    • Database and web server. [hmChIP]
    • Predictive modeling of disease status. [MTAE]
    • Predicting 3D chromatin interaction. [DeepPHiC]
  • Genetics: Develop computational methods for annotating and analyzing functional variants (GWAS SNPs, cis-eQTL SNVs) by utilizing large-scale multi-omics profiles
  • Metagenomics: Develop statistical methods for analyzing microbiome data
  • Single-cell genomics: Develop statistical methods for clustering single-cell data
    • Clustering scRNA data.[BAMMSC]
  • Transcriptomics: Develop statistical methods for analyzing non-coding RNAs
    • Differential expression analysis. [circMeta]