Biography

Yuchao Jiang, Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine
Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

I obtained my Ph.D. in Genomics and Computational Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 working with Dr. Nancy R. Zhang (advisor) and Dr. Mingyao Li. I obtained my M.A. in Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and my B.S. from Cornell University in 2012. I started as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Genetics at UNC Chapel Hill in 2017.

Research

The Jiang Lab’s primary research interests lie in statistical modeling and method development in genetics and genomics, with application to data from large-scale cohort studies of human health and disease. We collaborate with biologists and clinicians to address statistical and computational challenges presented by new cutting-edge technologies and provide data-driven statistical methods to biomedical researchers for better data analysis and experimental design. Our special focus is on detecting structural variants, assessing intratumor heterogeneity, interrogating genome-wide DNA damage and repair, and deciphering cellular heterogeneity by single-cell omics approaches.

Contact info

Email: yuchaoj *at* email *dot* unc *dot* edu
Phone: (919)843-3656
Fax: (919)966-3804
Office: 4115D McGavran-Greenberg Hall, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7420
Official website: Biostatistics, Genetics, Lineberger Cancer Center
GitHub: https://github.com/yuchaojiang
Twitter: @yuchaojiang