Statistical Genetics and Population Genetics

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Lab Members

Chaolong Wang, Principal Investigator. Chaolong completed his B.S. in Physics at Peking University in China in 2008. He went to graduate school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his M.A. in Statistics (2011), as well as M.S. and Ph.D. in Bioinformatics (2012). His Ph.D. research focused on human population genetics. From 2012 to 2014, Chaolong was a Research Fellow at Harvard University, where he studied statistical genetics. Chaolong joined the Genome Institute of Singapore on January, 2015. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Centre for Computational Biology, Duke-NUS Medical School since April, 2016.
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Jinzhuang Dou, Postdoctoral Fellow. Jinzhuang received his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the Ocean University of China (2015), where he focused on developing bioinformatics tools for marine genomics analysis. Prior to his Ph.D., he received both B.S. in Mathematics (2009) and M.S. in Optimization and Automatic Control Theory (2012) from the Ocean University of China. Jinzhuang joined our lab in June 2015.

Baoluo Sun, Postdoctoral Fellow. Baoluo received his B.S. (2010) in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD, USA), with an additional major in Applied Mathematics & Statistics. He went to graduate school at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Boston, MA, USA), where he obtained A.M. (2013) and Ph.D. (2016) in Biostatistics, focusing on missing data, causal inference and semi-parametric theory. Baoluo joined our lab in June 2016. His research is supported by an A*STAR National Science Scholarship.

Degang Wu, Postdoctoral Fellow. Degang received his B.Sc. (2011), M.Phil. (2013), and Ph.D. (2017) in Physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His Ph.D. research focused on coupling analysis of dynamical systems using time series data and information theory. Degang joined our lab in March 2017.

Xiaoran Chai, Research Officer. Xiaoran received her B.S. (2010) in Computational Biology from National University of Singapore (NUS), with a minor in Mathematics. Later she obtained her M.S. in Statistics from NUS (2016). Her research interests are in the areas of next generation sequencing analysis, especially for RNA-Seq studies, ChIP-Seq studies and Methyl-Seq studies. Xiaoran was a Bioinformatics Specialist at Genome Institute of Singapore from 2011-2013, was a Research Assistant/Associate at Duke-NUS Medical School from 2013-2017, and joined our lab in April 2017.

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Sonia Chothani, Data Analyst (May 2015 - August 2016, joint with Dr. Jianjun Liu). Now Ph.D. student at Duke-NUS Medical School.

Zengmiao Wang, Visiting Student (August 2015 - January 2016). Now Ph.D. student at Peking University.