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.
- 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
- 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
- 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