Research Associate
Texas Children's Hospital (affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine)
Houston, TX, US


PhD from Columbia University in the City of New York
Department of Biomedical Informatics - Bioinformatics track

Honors & Awards

Young Investigator Travel Fellowship Award
Travel Fellowship Award
Graduate Student Fellowship
Best Master’s Thesis Award
Honorary Member
Studying Abroad Scholarship
Undergraduate Graduation with Distinction (1%)

Professional Interests

  • MicroRNA
  • Long noncoding RNA
  • Competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA)
  • Computational systems biology of cancer
  • Integrative genomics
  • Machine learning

Selected Publications


The RNA Society
The RNA Society is an interdisciplinary, cohesive intellectual home for those interested in all aspects of RNA Science.
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
ASHG is the primary professional membership organization for specialists in human genetics worldwide.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
AAAS is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity.
Taiwan Association for Artificial Intelligence (TAAI)
The objective of TAAI is to promote research, development, application and exchange of Artificial Intelligence in Taiwan.

Professional Development

Keystone Symposia: MicroRNAs and Noncoding RNAs in Cancer
RNA 2015
Cell Symposia: Regulatory RNAs
Symposia on Cancer Research: ncRNA in Disease and Cancer
American Society of Human Genetics
Symposia on Cancer Research: Genomic Medicine
Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Symposium
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meeting on Systems Biology: Networks
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) 1st Annual Scientific Symposium
International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB)
RECOMB Satellite Joint Conference on Systems Biology and Regulatory Genomics
IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE)
Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference


Programming language: C/C++, MATLAB, R
Molecular biology: cell culture, western blot, qRT-PCR
Analysis of large-scale data, e.g., RNA-Seq or small RNA-Seq