Name Current Position
Xuexia Wang Professor, Department of Mathematics, Florida International University
Xianyun Mao Senior Data Scientist, LinkedIn Inc.
Satish Chikkagoudar Cybersecurity and Machine Learning/AI Researcher, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Yichuan Liu Bioinformatics Scientist, Center for Applied Genomics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Jihwan Oh (co-advised by Qi Long) Senior Scientist, Merck
Yafei Lyu Investigator II, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Yuanchao Zhang Bioinformatics Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Chixiang Chen (co-advised by Li-San Wang) Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland
Kenong Su Bioinformatics Scientist, Grail Inc
Qihuang Zhang Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

Doctoral Students

Name Current Position
Jing He (2006-2011) Senior Manager, IMS Health
Cheng Jia (2012-2017) Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Instacart
Yu Hu (2013-2018) Postdoc researcher, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Jiaxin Fan (2015-2020) Mathematical Statistician, FDA
Justin Lakkis (2017-2021) Quantitative Researcher, Citadel
Jian Hu (2016-2022) Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University
Benjamin Auerbach (2017-2022) Fellow, Flagship Pioneering

MS Students

Name Current Position
Yan Che (2014-2016) Bioinformatics Analyst, Northwestern University
Michael Wierzbicki Biostatistician Manager, The EMMES Corporation
Amy Yang (2012-2014) Head of Data Science and Analytics, Opendoor
Jiajun Zhu Postdoc, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jenny Shen (2019-2021) PhD student in Biostatistics at Penn


Name Role in the Lab
Steffen Cornwell Undergraduate Research Assistant (2016-2019)
Danielle Randall Undergraduate Research Assistant (2017-2019)
Mane Williams Undergraduate Research Assistant (2017-2018)
William Chen Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018)
Rachel Ballantyne Postbac Research Assistant (2013-2014)
Yuchao Jiang Graduate Research Assistant (2016-2017)
Rui Hong Graduate Research Assistant (2016-2017)
Liming Qu Biostatistician (2008-2015)
Gang Hu (Nankai University) Visiting Associate Professor (2017-2018)
Kui Wang (Nankai University) Visiting Associate Professor (2018-2019)
Qunhua Li (Penn State University) Visiting Associate Professor (2019-2020)
Xiangjie Li (Renmin University) Visiting PhD Student (2017-2018)
Zhen Miao (Nankai University) Visiting Undergraduate Student (2018-2019)
Jonathan Toung (GCB) Rotation student (2010 Spring)
Joseph Glessner (GCB) Rotation student (2010 Fall)
Rong Ma (Biostatistics) Rotation student (2016 Fall)
Lu Huang (Biostatistics) Rotation student (2016 Fall)
Carolyn Lou (Biostatistics) Rotation student (2017 Fall)
Fengling Hu (Biostatistics) Rotation student (2019 Fall)
Jessie Tong (Biostatistics) Rotation student (2019 Fall)
David Wang (GCB) Rotation student (2019 Spring)
Jacob Leiby (GCB) Rotation student (2020 Spring)
Benjamin Rogers-Boehme Undergraduate Research Assistant (2020 Summer)
Yuntian Fu (GCB) Rotation student (2020 Fall)
Zhecheng Jin (Biology) Rotation student (2021 Spring)
Jingxuan Bao (GCB) Rotation student (2021 Summer)
Zhuoran Ding (Biostatistics) Rotation student (2021 Fall)
Dong Heon Lee (Biostatistics) Rotation student (2022 Fall)
Annie Liang (GCB) Rotation student (2023 Spring)