2019 Genomic Epidemiology Workshop
Pr. Yi-Hsiang Hsu 許益祥
Pr. Yi-Hsiang Hsu is the Co-Director of the GeriOMICS Center, HSL Institute for Aging Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and at Program for Quantitative Genomics, Program of Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. He is also an Associate Faculty Member at the BROAD Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Hsu is a Statistical Geneticist/Computational Biologist. His research focuses on (1) Genetic contribution of common aging relevant disorders (such as osteoporosis, sarcopenic obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and hypertension) using population-based next generation (NGS) whole genome sequencing, exome-sequencing and genome-wide association (GWAS) approaches to identify common and rare variants that are associated with these complex traits/phenotypes; (2) Predicting non-coding causal variants and targeted genes in GWAS loci using tissue-and cell-specific gene regulatory landscapes generated by ENCODE and US NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Project; (3) Statistical method development on multiple-phenotype association analyses; (4) Integrating omics data (genomics, transcriptome, epigenomics, proteomics and metabolomics) using system genetics and bioinfomatic approaches; and (4) Identifying biomarkers of osteoporosis using metabolomics.
Dr. Yao-Yu Wang 王耀煜
Dr. Yaoyu Wang is the Director of Quantitative Biomedical Research Center (qBRC) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Wang is an expert in genomics and bioinformatics application to study biomedical problems. His work focuses on high throughput assay (HTA) data analysis, extracellular RNA biomarker discovery, and distributed bioinformatics software development using cloud computing. Dr. Wang was previously an Associate Director at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where he led a genomic research platform using Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and bioinformatics.
Dr. Wan-Ping Lee 李婉萍
As a computational scientist at JAX, Wan-Ping focuses on bioinformatics tool development and structural variation (SV) detection. Previously, Wan-Ping worked as a senior lead scientist at Seven Bridges, overseeing R&D projects. Wan-Ping is also an active member of the 1000 Genomes Project and her primary contributions were to the alignment and SV detection parts of the project. Prior to Seven Bridges, she was a postdoctoral and senior research associate at Boston College for five years and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University where she received the school’s outstanding research award. Wan-Ping is known by several bioinformatics tools, such as a short read aligner MOSAIK, mobile-element caller TANGRAM, SIMD Smith-Waterman implementation and population-based graph representation short read aligner.
Dr. Hailiang Huang 黃海亮
黃海亮博士2012年畢業於約翰霍普金斯大學醫學院生物醫學工程系，師從Joel Bader博士，主要研究方向是計算生物學、系統生物學以及人類遺傳學。畢業後，黃博士加入麻省總醫院Mark Daly博士的研究團隊，從事人類基因組學研究。黃博士通過測序和分型分析人類基因組，結合生物網絡和系統生物學的手段，找出和疾病相關的遺傳信息，並研究疾病發生的機理。黃博士的研究成果發表在包括Nature、Cell、Genome Research、PLoS Genetics 等多家期刊，並擁有美國專利一項。其中關於全基因組關聯研究方法的文章 (GWiS) 被廣泛用於尋找與心血管疾病、精神分裂症、自閉症、老年癡呆等遺傳疾病有關的基因。
Yen-Feng Lin, MD ScD 林彥鋒
Yu-Hsiang Lin 林玉祥
林玉祥，DNArails Co., Ltd. 共同創辦人。
Dr. Chen-yu Liu 劉貞佑
MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS:
My major research interests are environmental and molecular epidemiology, with a special focus on the interaction between environmental exposures and common genetic variation and epigenetic modifications.
Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, D.S. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, M.S. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Public Health, B.S. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Health, National Taiwan University
Dr. Wei Jie Seow 邵薇潔
Dr. Seow Wei Jie is an Assistant Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore. Previously, she completed her postdoctoral training in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Seow has a doctorate in Environmental and Molecular Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on the environmental and molecular epidemiology of chronic diseases, particularly cancers of the lung, prostate and colo-rectum. She has experience working with the Female Lung Cancer Consortium in Asia and has conducted a series of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and epigenome-wide DNA methylation evaluations.
Dr. Yen-Chen (Anne) Feng 馮嬿臻
Dr. Feng is a postdoctoral fellow at Mass General Hospital and the Broad Institute, co-mentored by Dr. Ben Neale and Dr. Jordan Smoller. Prior to her postdoc research, she obtained her doctoral degree from the program of statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Currently, her work focuses on assessing the shared polygenic architecture of neuropsychiatric disorders and more recently, an exome-sequence analysis to identify rare variant burden associated with different types of epilepsy.