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Center for Bioinformatics & Genomics Faculty

The Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics is very proud of it's faculty and post-doctorate researchers. Together, they lead the Center's mission to reduce mortality and improve the quality of life throughout the world across a number of research areas. Below, please find links to our team and their research projects. We also have openings on a number of projects and would love for you to join us; please see the final section for descriptions of the available positions.   

Center Directors 

 

Deng, Hong-Wen, PhD 

Professor, Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Director of Center of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Center Section: Proteomics
Interests: Omics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Genetics of Complex Diseases
 

 

Shen, Hui, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Associate Director of Center of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Center Section: Epigenomics
Interests: Genomics, Epigenomics, Metagenomics of human complex disorders
 

Center Faculty

Chen, Wei, PhD

Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Center Section: Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology, Epigenomics
Interests: Cardiovascular Disease, Genetic Epidemiology, Epidemiology Methods

Flemington, Erik, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology at Tulane School  of Medicine
Program Director for Cancer Genetics
Center Section: Functional Genomics
Interests: Cancer Genetics, Transcriptomics

He, Jiang, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Joseph S. Copes Chair of Epidemiology
Center Section: Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology
Interests: Clinical, translational, and epidemiological research of cardiovascular and kidney diseases

Hicks, Chindo, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics, LSU
Email: chick3@lsuhsc.edu
Center Section: Functional Genomics
Interests: Bioinformatics and Genomics 

Kelly, Tanika, PhD MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Center Section: Metagenomics
Interests: Genomic Epidemiology, Trans-Omics research, Cardiovascular Epi

Kolls, Jay, MD

Professor, Tulane School of Medicine
Center Section: Functional Genomics
Interests: Gene expression, Molecular biology, gene therapy

Lu, Hua, MD PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tulane School of Medicine
Center Section: Molecular Genetics
Interests: Molecular Biology, Translational Research

McCoy, Allison, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Center Section: Health Informatics
Interests: Development and evaluation of EHR and CDS capabilities to improve process and patient outcomes 

Mettu, Ramgopal, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tulane University
Center Section: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Interests: algorithms, machine learning and computational biology

Qi, Lu, MD PhD

Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Director of Tulane University Obesity Research Center
Center Section: Nutrigenomics
Interests: Nutrition, Genetics, Epidemiology

Taylor, Christopher PhD

Associate Professor, LSU Department of Microbiology, Immunology and  Parasitology
Center Section: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Interests: Advanced Bacteriology, Computational Biology

Wang, Yu-Ping, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Center Section: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Interests: Brain Imaging, Genomics

Zhang, Kun, PhD

Assistant Professor, Xavier University Department of Computer Science
Center Section: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Interests: Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Cancer Research

Zhao, Lan-Juan, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Center Section: Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology
Interests: Genetic Epidemiology, Osteoporosis, Obesity

Zhao, Ming, MD PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Center Section: Molecular Genetics
Interests: Cellular and molecular biology of skeleton, genetically altered mouse models for osteoporosis research

Zhao, Qi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine
Center Section:  Metabolomics
Interests: Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

Zhou, WeiHua, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Southern Mississippi
Email: Weihua.Zhou@usm.edu
Center Section: Biostatics and Bioinformatics
Interests: Medical Imaging and Image Analysis