Biography

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and a member in Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Indiana University School of Medicine. I received a MS in Biostatistics and another MS in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 2011, and PhD in Computer Science and Informatics from Emory University in 2017.

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, Showalter Trust Research Fund and Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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]