Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Co-Director of Cancer Bioinformatics
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Affiliated Faculty Member
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


PhD from University Of Michigan

Professional Interests

  • Understanding the molecular basis of cancer through genomics and proteomics
  • Integrative analysis of diverse molecular data types
  • Mining public genomic databases
  • Using genomics to study glial cell development and disease

Professional Statement

My focus is on bioinformatics analysis of molecular profiling data, which may include mRNA expression, microRNA expression, protein expression, DNA methylation, or DNA copy number. Fundamentally, my work seeks to obtain meaningful information from large scale molecular datasets regarding questions relevant to improving cancer diagnosis and treatment. This often involves integration of molecular profiling results from different sources. Among other things, I have participated extensively in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) consortiums, multi-institutional efforts to systematically characterize the genomic changes that occur in cancer.

Selected Publications