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Yuchao Jiang, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member with a research focus on genetic and genomic research.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Department of Genetics
UNC-Chapel Hill
Breast Cancer

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


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