|Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldg 327L
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 975-9192
Fax: (205) 975-2540
Dr. Zhi received his Ph.D. in bioinformatics from University of California, San Diego in 2006. He then took his postdoctoral training in computational genomics at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as an assistant professor in 2009. His methodological research focuses on three main areas that bridge bioinformatics and statistical genetics in the context of translational research: (1) Next-generation genotype calling and haplotype phasing for rare variants from next-generation sequencing data; (2) Genome-wide and epigenome-wide association studies (GWAS, EWAS); and (3) Integration of cross-’Omics data with annotations and emerging epigenetics data. His applied works involve in the design and analysis of new types of genome-scale Omics big data, including genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and microbiomic data. He aims at understanding the core problem of the team as well as designing and implementing integrative data analysis strategy to achieve the goal of the team. He has collaborated with investigators from a variety of disciplines, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, AIDS, pulmonary diseases, OB/GYN, and bioenergetics, on grant proposals involving study design, power calculation, logistic planning, data analysis and manuscript preparation.
*Senior corresponding author, trainees are underscored