Current Members

PhD Students

Ming Chen

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2016
email: <ming.chen.mc2792@yale.edu>
  • B.S. Bioinformatics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Wenxuan (Emma) Deng

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2016
email: <wenxuan.deng@yale.edu>
  • B.S., Department of Mathematics, Tsinghua University

Daiwei Tang

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2016
email: <daiwei.tang@yale.edu>
  • B.S. in Biological Science and minor in Computer Science, Tsinghua University
  • Interested in computational methods for cancer genomics and immunomics, deconvolution algorithms, optimization algorithms

Jiawei Wang

PhD Student, Computational Biology, started August 2016
email: <jiawei.wang@yale.edu>
  • Bachelor of Science, Tsinghua University

Zhaolong Yu

PhD Student, Computational Biology, started August 2016
email: <zhaolong.yu@yale.edu>

Boyang Li

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2017
email: <boyang.li@yale.edu>

Wei liu

PhD Student, Computational Biology, started August 2017
email: <wei.liu.vivian@yale.edu>

Xing Wu

PhD Student, MCDB, started August 2017
email: <xing.wu@yale.edu>
  • Master's Degree from University of Illinois with Steven Clough & Matthew Hudson

Yixuan Ye

PhD Student, Computational Biology, started August 2017
email: <yixuan.ye@yale.edu>
  • B.M. in preventive medicine, Peking University Health Science Center
  • B.S. in physics (double major), Peking University

Seyedeh Maryam Zekavat

MD/PhD Student, Computational Biology, started August 2017
email: <maryam.zekavat@yale.edu>
  • twitter.com/zekavatm
  • orcid.org/0000-0003-4026-8944
  • medicine.yale.edu/profile/maryam_zekavat/

Yiliang Zhang

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2017
email: <yiliang.zhang@yale.edu>
  • Bachelor of Science, Peking University
  • twitter.com/YiliangTracy

Geyu Zhou

PhD Student, Computational Biology, started August 2017
email: <geyu.zhou@yale.edu>
  • Bachelor of Science, Nanjing University

Hongyu (Eddie) Li

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2018
email: <hongyu.li@yale.edu>
  • ScM in Biostatistics, Harvard University
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University

Chang Su

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2018
email: <c.su@yale.edu>
  • B.S. in Statistics, Sun Yat-Sen University

Yuge Wang

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2018
email: <yuge.wang@yale.edu>
  • Bachelor of Science, Peking University
  • Interested in single-cell analysis (gene regulatory network, gene expression programs, and pseudotemporal ordering)

Yuhan Xie

PhD Student, Biostatistics, started August 2018
email: <yuhan.xie@yale.edu>

Osman Moneer

M.D. Candidate at Yale School of Medicine
email: <osman.moneer@yale.edu>
  • B.A. in Chemical Physics, Biology from Columbia University
  • Joined Zhao research group in 2020
  • Studying cancer immunogenomics
  • Currently working with Daiwei to investigate a theorized "self-immunoediting" effect in tumors

Postdocs & Associate Research Scientist

Wei Jiang

Postdoctoral Associate, started in 2018
email: <w.jiang@yale.edu>
  • PhD/Postdoc in Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST
  • B.Eng. in Automation, Tsinghua University
  • APBC 2016 Best Paper Award

Jianlei Gu

Postgraduate Fellow, started December 2019
email: <jianlei.gu@yale.edu>
  • PhD Program in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, SJTU-Yale Joint Center for Biostatistics, SJTU, 2016.3 - present
  • Assistant Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Medical Genetics, Shanghai Children’s Hospital, 2012.2 - 2016.3
  • Joint Master Student, Department of Bioinformatics, Chinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai, 2009.8 - 2012.2
  • Master of Science in Microbiology, Fudan University, 2008.9 - 2011.6

Peifeng Ruan

Postdoctoral Associate, started June 2020
email: <peifeng.ruan@yale.edu>
  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics, George Washington University
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Fudan Univeristy

Lab Alumni

Doctoral Students

Shuang Wang, 1998-2003, Professor at Columbia University

Baolin Wu, 1999-2004, Professor at University of Minnesota

Nianjun Liu, 1999-2005, Professor at Indiana University

Liang Chen, 2001-2006, Associate Professor at University of Southern California

Xiaoye Li, 2000-2006

Yin Liu, 2002-2007, Associate Professor at University of Texas

Valentin Dinu, 2003-2007, Associate Professor at Arizona State University

Herbert Pang, 2003-2008, Associate Professor at University of Hong Kong

Debayan Datta, 2001-2008, Bioinformatician ay qGenomics

Zheyang Wu, 2004-2009, Associate Professor at Worcester Polytech Institute

David Ballard, 2004-2009, Principal Data Scientist at Celgen

Song Huang, 2004-2010, Quantitative Trader at Laurion Capital Management LP

Laura Mustavich, 2005-2010, Predictive Modeler at CSAA Insurance

Jia Kang, 2006-2011, Senior Principal Scientist at Merck

Haisu Ma, 2008-2013, Research Data Scientist at Facbook

Xiaowei Chen, 2008-2014, Senior Applied Scientist at Amazon

Mengjie Chen, 2009-2014, Assistant Professor at the Univesity of Chicago

Greg Ryslik, 2009-2014, Chief Data Officer at Celsius Therapeutics

Ken Hui, 2010-2014, Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Zhixiang Lin, 2010-2015, Assistant Professor at the Chinese Univesity of Chicago

Cong Li, 2010-2015, Senior Biostatistician at Takeda

Xiu Huang, 2010-2016, Statistics Manager at AbbVie

Yuwei Cheng, 2011-2016, Data Scientist at Teslar Motors

Chris Fragoso, 2012-2017, Computational Biologist and Data Scientist at Verinomics

Qian Wang, 2012-2017, Data Scientist at Google

Jiehuan Sun, 2012-2017, Assistant Professor at the Univesity of Illinois at Chicago

Tianqi Liu, 2012-2017, Data Scientist at Google

Qiongshi Lu, 2012-2017, Assistant Professor at the Univesity of Wisconsin at Madison

Yiyi Liu, 2013-2018, Citedal

Yiming Hu, 2013-2018, Quantitative Researcher at the Voleon Group

Li Zeng, 2013-2018, Quantitative Researcher at the Quantlab

Michael Klein, 2012-2019, Bioinformatics Scientist at Sema4

Ryan Powles, 2014-2019, Research Investigator ar BMS

Xinyue Li, 2014-2019, Assistant Professor at the City Univesity of Hong Kong

Xiaochen Wang, 2014-2020, Facebook

Dingjue Ji, 2015-2020, Alibaba

Mo Li, 2015-2020, Microsoft Research

Postdocs

Jinming Li, 1999-2001, Professor at Southern Medical University

Kui Zhang, 1999-2001, Professor at Michigan Technological University

Shuanglin Zhang, 1999-2001, Professor at Michigan Technological University

Qihua Wang, 2001-2001, Professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences

Guohua Zou, 2001-2003, Professor at Capital Normal University

Jianhua Guo, 2001-2003, Professor at Northeast Normal University

Deyun Pan, 2001-2003

Zhong Guan, 2001-2004, Professor at Indiana University at South Bend

Yinglei Lai, 2003-2004, Professor at George Washington University

Nan Lin, 2003-2004, Professor at Washington University

Junfeng Liu, 2003-2005, Professor at Qingdao University

Naixin Li, 2003-2005

Cheungeun Oh, 2003-2005, Assistant Professor at New York University

Weichuan Yu, 2004-2006, Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Tao Huang, 2004-2006, Associate Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Zeny Feng, 2004-2006, Professor at Universty of Guelf

Inyounug Kim, 2005-2007, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech University

Tiejun Tong, 2005-2007, Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University

Eleanne Dowd, 2005-2007, Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire

Jiguo Cao, 2006-2007, Associate Professor at Simon Fraser Univrsity

Iryna Lobach, 2006-2008, Principal Biostatistician at Norvartis

Chatchawit Aporntewan, 2006-2008, Associate Professor at Chulalongkorn University

Joshua Sampson, 2007-2009, Senior Investigator at National Cancer Institute

Joon-Sang Lee, 2007-2011, Senior Principal Scientist at Sanofi

Ruiyan Luo, 2007-2010, Associate Professor at Georgia State University

Min Chen, 2008-2010, Associate Professor at University of Texas at Dallas

Xin Qi, 2008-2011

Hyonho Chun, 2009-2010, Associate Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Xiting Yan, 2009-2010, Assistant Professor at Yale University

John Ferguson, 2009-2011, Senior Research Fellow at National University of Ireland, Galway

Hongjian Zhu, 2010-2012, Associate Professor at University of Texas

Gengxin Li, 2010-2012, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan at Dearborn

Lisa Chung, 2010-2012, Quantitative Analyst at Google

Lin Hou, 2011-2012, Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University

Can Yang, 2011-2012, Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Kuang-Yao Lee, 2012-2015, Assistant Professor at Temple University

Dongjun Chung, 2013-2014, Associate Professor at Ohio State University

Tao Wang, 2013-2015, Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Ruoqing Zhu, 2013-2015, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Liyang Diao, 2014-2016, Senipr Bioinformatics Scientist at Seres Therapeutics

Ying Zhu, 2014-2017, Assistant Professor at Fudan University

Quan Chen, 2015-2016, Sema4

Gang Peng, 2015-2018, Associate Research Scientist at Yale University

Seyounug Park, 2016-2018, Assistant Professor at Sungkyunkwan University

LiJin Joo, 2017-2019, National Cancer Institute

Associate Research Scientist

Daiwei Li, 2008-2012, Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont

Kangyu Zhang, 2009-2013, Senior Director at CStone Pharmaceuticals

Wei Zheng, 2009-2012, Associate Director at Moderna Therapeutics

Yuping Zhang, 2013-2014, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut

Xiaoqing Yu, 2014-2017, Assistant Member at the Moffit Cancer Center