Statistical Genetics/Genomes Lab


Principal Investigator: Wei Chen, Ph.D.

CV (Last update Aug 2016)

I am an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (primary), Biostatistics (secondary), and Human Genetics (secondary) at the University of Pittsburgh. Our lab is interested in the development of statistical and computational methods for high-throughput genetic/genomic data (e.g. next-generation sequencing, methylation, RNA-seq data, and single cell sequencing) and the genetic study of complex diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), childhood asthma, and chronic obstructive pulumonary disease (COPD). Other research includes ancestry inference on admixed population, mediation analysis, and statistical computing. Our lab is currently supported by the University of Pittsburgh, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). A research summary can be found here. We are actively looking for local and distant collaborations with common interests.

Postdoc positions are available here. Positions for graduate student research assistant and student worker are also available. Rotation students are also welcome. Please contact Wei Chen at for more information.