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Bldg 2-451 Biostatistics,
655 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115, US

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Research Interest

I have broad inerests in population genetics and statistical genetics. My current research focuses on developing statistical methods for disease association studies and population genetic studies. I use a combination of mathematical modeling, statistical computation, and bioinformatics approaches to address questions in human genetic research, with the goal of helping understand human evolutionary history and dissect the genetic basis of complex diseases.

Research Experience

    Sep 2012 - Present: Harvard Unversity, Boston
    Postdoctoral research under Drs. Xihong Lin and Liming Liang
    Statistical methods for genetic mapping of complex traits and disease.

    Feb 2012 - Aug 2012: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Research under Drs. Gonçalo Abecasis and Sebastian Zöllner
    Estimating individual ancestry from next generation sequencing.

    Jan 2009 - Aug 2012: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Ph.D. dissertation research under Dr. Noah A Rosenberg
    Dissertation: Statistical methods for analyzing human genetic variation in diverse populations.

    Sep 2008 - Dec 2008: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Research rotation, under Dr. Xiaoxia (Nina) Lin
    Mathematical modeling of the regulatory network of the G1-S phase transition in the yeast cell cycle

    Jul - Aug 2008, 2007, 2006: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
    Junior research assistant, under Dr. Kwok Yip Szeto
    Topology and dynamics of complex networks, bioinformatics

    Sep 2007 - Jun 2008: Peking University, Beijing
    Bachelar thesis, under Dr. Fangting Li
    Modeling positive feedbacks in transcriptional regulation of genetic networks

    Mar 2007 - Oct 2007: Peking University, Beijing
    Undergraduate research, under Dr. Minghua Deng
    Prediction of the MHC Class II binding peptides using a hidden Markov model