I am a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics at MD Anderson Cancer Center. I received my PhD degree in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan. I have been working with Prof. Xiang Zhou on developing statistical methods for genetic and genomic datasets. My recent focus is on developing methods for analyzing spatial transcriptomics. I also work closely with Prof. Jennifer Smith in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan on large-scale quantitative trait mapping in African Americans in the GENOA study.
My research interest is in developing effective and efficient statistical and computational methods in single cell and spatial transcriptomics to address critical biological problems such as omics data dimension reduction and integration in genetics and genomics. Specifically, my work consists of three important directions: (1) developing efficient and powerful computational and statistical methods in single cell and spatial transcriptomics; (2) integrating genome-wide association studies (GWASs) with single cell and bulk RNA-seq to understand disease etiology; and (3) performing large-scale quantitative trait association studies in underrepresented populations.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow position in my research group. The successful candidate will be working on various research topics in developing statistical methods and computational tools in the field of single cell and spatial transcriptomics. The successful candidate will be offered with competitive benefits and have the opportunity to analyze a variety of large-scale data types. Applicants should have, or be studying for, a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematics, or related quantitative discipline. A strong computational background is preferred. Applicants should send a CV, a short statement of research interests, and contact information of three referees to: Lulu Shang email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
We also have open positions for Research Assistant. The Research Assistant positions can be offered to students in MD Anderson, Rice, and UTHealth. Please feel free to reach out firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining our lab.
Our GENOA meQTL paper is accepted at Nature Communications! Will be online soon.
Our SRTsim paper is online at Genome Biology! Here is the link: SRTsim paper.
Our SpatialPCA paper is online at Nature Communications! Here is the link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34879-1.