Yi-Ju Li
Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

My research interest is in statistical genetics, primarily in statistical method development and its application for genetic research of human complex diseases. Here is the list of research topics:
  • Statistical genetics:  I have involved in the development of several family-based association methods for quantitative traits with or without censoring, and for detecting X-linked genes. With the availability of next generation sequencing data, we have ongoing projects to develop the association methods for testing rare variants in terms of censored phenotype and multiple traits.  
  • Genetics of Fuchs dystrophy, myopia, Alzheimer, and Parkinson diseases.
  • Genetic basis of age-at-onset of Alzheimer disease. 
  • Perioperative 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

Contact Information

  • 300 North Duke Street, 47-122 Carmichael Warehouse, Durham, NC 27701
  • Duke Box 104775, Durham, NC 27708
  • uri icon Li webpage

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