Yan Zhang (张颜)
Department of Biomedical Informatics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
My interests span statistical and computational methods and their applications to genomic, proteomic and clinical research, such as (1) functional study of genome structural variations in both normal and abnormal populations; (2) association and eQTL analysis of structural variations; (3) integrative analysis of genomic and proteomic data for cancer driver identification; (4) integrative analysis of genomic and genetic data for clinical studies; (5) statistical modeling of biological networks.
More about me:
I was an engineering student in college. Being attracted by the nature of biology and so many interesting scientific and practical problems in biomedical sciences, I went to intern in a bioinformatics lab in my senior year, and later decided to major in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology for my graduate studies. I am quite happy with my decision, and now I can dive deeper and explore broader in this field. I always enjoy the process of learning new things, thinking and brainstorming for solving scientific problems, and I have found the research very rewarding.
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