- Current lab member
- Yongtao Guan (2010-), Principal Investigator
- Liang Zhao (2012-) , Postdoctoral Researcher
- Hanli Xu (2012-) , Pre-doc
- Quan Zhou (2013-) , Pre-doc
- Jiani Li (2014-) , Rotation student from Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Yongtao (a.k.a. Grant) graduated with honors from Southeast University in Nanjing, China in 1996. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics, University of Idaho, in 2006. There he studied population genetics and stochastic processes, working closely with Steve Krone and Paul Joyce. He joined Matthew Stephens's lab in the summer of 2006 as a postdoc, working on Bayesian methods and the applications in GWAS. Chicago's harsh environment (especially the winter) depressed him and jump started his mid-life crisis. He managed to get-by by concentrating on statistics, coding, and running. In 2010, he landed a job as an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine and moved to Houston -- that cured the depression but started the allergy.
Liang obtained his PhD in computer science from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has been working on a novel method to assemble short sequence reads de novo.
Hanli is a PhD candidate from Southeast University, China, he joined the lab as an exchange student and has been working on haplotype association methods.
Quan is a PhD candidate from SCBMD program at Baylor College of Medicine. He is working on Bayesian network inference.
- Lab alumni
- Alex Renwick (2011-2012) Senior Biostatistician
- Viren Amin (2012) Rotation student from Department of Molecular and Human Genetics