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Li Group People

Principal Investigator

Yun Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Genetics, Biostatistics

Education
Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2009
Email:
yunli@med.unc.edu
NIH Biosketch (updated 2016-06-24)

CV (updated 2016-07-14)

Current Members

    Cheynna Crowley

    MS student, Biostatistics

    Education
    BS in Mathematics and Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
    Research Topics
    Integrative Hi-C; analysis of multiple brain Hi-C datasets
    Webpage



    Ruth Huh

    PhD Student, Biostatistics

    Education
    BS in Statistics, UCLA, 2011
    Research Topics
    Single-cell Clustering



    Taylor Lagler

    PhD student, Biostatistics

    Education
    BS in Mathematics (Concentrations: Statistics & Actuarial Science), Millersville University, PA, 2016
    Minor in Economics, Millersville University, PA, 2016
    Research Topics
    Method development for single cell RNAseq
    Webpage



    Joshua S. Martin

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education
    Ph.D in Theoretical Physics, Brandies University, 2008
    B.A. in Physics, College of Wooster, 2002
    Research Topics
    Method developement and analysis of HiC data
    Webpage



    Laura Raffield

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education
    Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Wake Forest University, 2015
    Research Topics
    Genetic analysis in TOPMed cohorts
    Webpage



    Jon Rosen

    PhD Student, Biostatistics

    Education
    MS in Statistics(Actuarial Science), University of Iowa, 2011
    BS in Medicinal Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996
    Research Topics
    TWAS, imputation



    Yue(Annie) Shan

    PhD Student, Biostatistics

    Education
    M.S. in Biostatistics,UNC-CH, 2016
    BSPH in Biostatistics and Mathematics, UNC-CH, 2014
    Research Topics
    Imaging genetics



    Yimeng Tianyao

    MS student, STOR

    Education
    BS in Information & Computing Science, Zhejiang University, 2015
    Research Topics
    Genotype imputation
    Webpage



    Eric Van Buren

    PhD student, Biostatistics

    Education
    MS Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
    BS in Economics, Mathematics, The Honors College at Arizona State University, 2013
    Research Topics
    Webpage



    Yuchen Yang

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education
    Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2016
    B.S. in Biotechnology, Sun Yat-Sen University, 2011
    Research Topics
    TWAS, Clustering for single-cell RNA sequencing



    Wujuan Zhong

    PhD student, Biostatistics

    Education
    BS in Mathematics, Sichuan University, 2011
    Research Topics



Alumni Members

    Eric Yi Liu

    PhD in Computer Science from UNC-CH

    Education
    Bachelor of Computing (Honour) with Minor in Mathematics, National University of Singapore, 2005
    Research Topics
    Genotype imputation in admixed populations or with large reference;
    Design of sequencing-based studies for complex traits
    Current Position
    Research Scientist at Facebook
    Webpage


    Andrea Byrnes

    Ph.D. in Biostatistics

    Education
    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Chicago, 2006
    Research Topics
    Analysis of rare genetic variants in both Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and massively parallel sequencing (MPS) based studies.
    Current Position
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the Broad Institute
    Webpage


    Elvis Kuan-Chieh Huang

    Ph.D. in Biostatistics

    Education
    Masters of Science in Statistics, University of Michigan, 2010
    Research Topics
    Inference on phenotype-genotype association using imputed data;
    Indel calling from massively parallel sequencing data
    Current Position
    Sr. Biostatistician at Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    Webpage



    Song Yan, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education
    Ph.D. in Statistics, North Carolina State University, 2011
    M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang University, 2002
    B.E. in Information and Electronics Engineering, Zhejiang University, 1999
    Research Topics
    Genetic association analysis involving family or longitudinal data
    Analysis of sequencing-based association studies
    Current Position
    Data Scientist at Bing Ads, Microsoft
    Webpage



    Zheng Xu, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education
    PhD in Statistics and Economics, Iowa State University, 2012
    MS in Applied Economics, Illinois State University, PA, 2005
    BS in Business Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai 2001
    Research Topics
    Chromatin Interaction Detection from Hi-C Data
    Imputation of Association Summary Statistics
    Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing Data
    Analysis of Methylation Data
    Current Position
    Faculty at University of Nebreska, Lincoln
    Webpage



    Guosheng Zhang

    Ph.D. in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, 2016

    Education
    B.S. in Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Peking University, 2011
    Double Major in Computer Software, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, 2011
    Research Topics
    Epigenomic genetics for hepato-cellular carcinoma
    Analysis of rare variants in admixed populations
    Current Position
    Software Engineer at Google
    Webpage


    Qing Duan

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Education
    Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, UNC-CH, 2016
    Research Topics
    Genotype Imputation, TWAS, Single-cell RNAseq
    Webpage



    Evan Kwiatkowski

    PhD student, Biostatistics

    Education
    BS in Mathematics, Binghamton University, 2011
    MS in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Denver, 2014
    Research Topics
    Method development for single cell RNAseq
    Webpage