Homepage of Yu S. Huang/黄宇.

Since 2015, I am a principal investigator at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), working on bioinformatics in personalized medicine. My main expertise is bioinformatics, statistics, and population genetics. Check here for formal CV.

I was formerly a bioinformatics scientist at Illumina Inc (San Diego site). I did a three-and-a-half-year PostDoc with Prof. Nelson Freimer at Human Genetics, UCLA (Nov 2010-Mar 2014), working on population genetics and trait mapping (pedigree or population) in vervet monkeys analyzing the whole-genome DNA sequences from >700 monkeys of a vervet pedigree and >100 wild population monkeys. I completed my Ph.D. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at USCworking primarily on association mapping and population genetics of Arabidopsis thaliana, in Oct 2010, under the supervision of Magnus Nordborg. Before pursuing my PhD under Magnus, I had worked on the topic of gene function/network inference from gene expression data through graph theory. In July 2003, I received B.S. of Biology from Fudan University.


In my spare time, I read lavishly to satiate my broad interests, EconomistNYTHBREngadgetbooks about historyleadership1,2,3economics/business 1,2fictions1,2, or just anything1. I love riding longboard (Original Apex 34Landyachtz Grom Race, Dinghy), snowboard, and surfboards. Occasionally, I take out my little Ninja 250R for a spin or babysit dogs.

Contact me by polyactis at gmail dot com. I engage social media on a once-a-month basis but feel free to follow me via twitter/google+ and blog. For people who are looking for my various log files, please head to the log folder in google doc.