Yuchao Jiang

Yuchao Jiang is a member at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Genetics. Jiang’s lab focuses on genetic and genomic research.

Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Breast Cancer
Department of Biostatistics
Department of Genetics
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Area of interest

The Jiang Lab’s primary research interests lie in statistical modeling, method development and data analysis in genetics and genomics. Our current research is focused on developing statistical methods and computational algorithms to better utilize and analyze different types of next-generation sequencing data under various setting, with application to data from large-scale cohort studies of human health and disease. Special focus is on single-cell genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics, cancer genomics, tumor phylogeny, data normalization, copy number variation detection, DNA damage and repair, and circadian rhythm detection.

Awards and Honors

  • UNC Computational Medicine Program Pilot Award, 2019
  • IBM Junior Faculty Developmental Award, 2019
  • 2018 UNC Lineberger Developmental Award
  • 2017 Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2016 President Gutmann Leadership Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2015 Best Pre-Doc Poster, Symposium on Advances in Genomics, Epidemiology and Statistic


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