Biography

Li Chen
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
University of Florida
2004 Mowry Road, 5th Floor CTRB
Gainesville, FL 32611-7450
USA
Email: li.chen1@ufl.edu

I am an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at University of Florida. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science and Informatics from Emory University, and a MS in Biostatistics and another MS in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University.

Opening

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.

Research

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]
  • 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]