Past Staff - Jelai Wang

Jelai Wang System Programmer Lead
Department of Biostatistics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Full CV
Current Location: Wang Scientific Software Solutions, LLC

Jelai Wang received his B.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then worked as a software engineer in statistical genetics groups at both Pfizer Global Research Alameda (formerly Parke-Davis Laboratory for Molecular Genetics) and Celera Diagnostics before joining the Section on Statistical Genetics at UAB.

Currently, he directs the computing team, which is primarily responsible for implementing the statistical methods developed within the SSG and putting together high quality software for distribution. By introducing modern software engineering methods and tools, learning and understanding more of the science, and making intelligent use of available high performance computing resources the team hopes to guide the SSG in making good software and computing decisions, and ultimately become an integral part of its success.


  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  1. Klimentidis YC, Abrams M, Wang J, Fernandez JR, Allison DB. Natural selection at genomic regions associated with obesity and type-2 diabetes: East Asians and sub-Saharan Africans exhibit high levels of differentiation at type-2 diabetes regions. Hum Genet. 2010 Dec 28. [PMID: 21188420] [DOI: 10.1007/s00439-010-0935-z]
  1. Bangalore, S. S., Wang, J., & Allison, D. B. (2009). How Accurate Are The Extremely Small P-Values in Genomic Research: An Evaluation of Numerical Libraries. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. 53(7), 2446-2452. [PMID: 20161126] [DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2008.11.028]
  1. Barger JL, Kayo T, Vann JM, Arias EB, Wang J, Hacker TA, Wang Y, Raederstorff D, Morrow JD, Leeuwenburgh C, Allison DB, Saupe KW, Cartee GD, Weindruch R, Prolla TA. (2008) A low dose of dietary resveratrol partially mimics caloric restriction and retards aging parameters in mice. PLoS One. 2008 Jun 4;3(6):e2264. [PMID: 18523577] [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002264]
  1. Wu, X., Wang, J., Cui, X., Maianu, L., Rhees, B., Rosinski, J., So, W. V., Willi, S. M., Osier, M. V., , Hill, H. S., Page, G. P., Allison, D. B., Martin, M., Garvey, W. T. (2007). The Effect of Insulin on Expression of Genes and Biochemical Pathways in Human Skeletal Muscle. Endocrine, 31(1): 5–17. [PMID: 17709892] [DOI: 10.1007/s12020-007-0007-x]
  1. Page GP, Edwards JW, Gadbury GL, Yelisetti P, Wang J, Trivedi P, Allison DB. The PowerAtlas: a power and sample size atlas for microarray experimental design and research. BMC Bioinformatics 2006, 7:84. [PMID: 16504070]
  1. Trivedi P, Edwards JW, Wang J, Gadbury GL, Srinivasasainagendra V, Zakharkin SO, Kim K, Mehta T, Brand JP, Patki A, Page GP, Allison DB. HDBStat!: A platform-independent software suite for statistical analysis of high dimensional biology data. BMC Bioinformatics 2005, 6:86. [PMID: 15813968]