Dr. Zhan’s group focuses on statistical genetics and statistical computations. We use bioinformatics and statistical approaches to address emerging medical questions. Since 2014, our group has published more than 50 papers in human medical genetics, human microbiome and antibiotic resistance research. For example, our group has developed Bayesian statistical models to analyze microbiome data from cancer immune checkpoint therapy patients and derived microbial biomarkers in a prediction model. All our research is accompanied with easy-to-use and efficient software package to facilitate both internal and external research communities. Please visit the publication page for more details.
Before joining UT Southwestern, Dr. Zhan was a doctoral student in the Center of Statistical Genetics in Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, a master student in the Mathematics and Statistics program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a bachelor student in the department of automation at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.