My research interest is in statistical genetics, including statistical method development and its application for understanding the genetic predisposition of human complex diseases. Here is the list of research topics:
- Statistical genetics: development of family-based association methods for quantitative traits with or without censoring and for detecting X-linked genes for disease risk. With the availability of next generation sequencing data, we have ongoing projects to develop the association methods for testing rare variants for different phenotypic measures.
- Genetics of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD).
- Genetic basis of age-at-onset of Alzheimer disease.
- Peri-operative genomic studies. Investigate the genetic risk factors for postoperative outcomes of patients underwent non-emergent coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2021 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Integrative Genomics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Education, Training & Certifications
North Carolina State University · 1996 Ph.D.