Mengjie Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-3655 | Office: Room 4115B, McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Email: mengjie@email.unc.edu | Website: http://www.mengjiechen.com

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: Primary research is driven by need for powerful statistical methods to address the challenges those technologies have posed for data analysis and interpretation, particularly for data emerging from biological and biomedical studies.


Jeff Dangl, PhD

HHMI Investigator and John N. Couch Professor of Biology

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4469 | Office: 4260 Genome Sciences Bldg.
Email: dangl@email.unc.edu | Website: http://labs.bio.unc.edu/dangl/

Research Areas: Comparative Genomics and Molecular Evolution, Computational Genomics, Computational Systems Biology, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: Plant Immune System, Plant Microbiome research


Yuchao Jiang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Genetics

Resource Faculty
Phone: (919) 843-4822 | Office: 4115D McGavran-Greenberg Hall / 5112 Genetic Medicine Building
Email: yuchaoj@email.unc.edu | Website: https://yuchaojiang.github.io/

Research Areas: Statistical Genetics and Genomics.
Research Interests: Dr Jiang’s primary research interests lie in statistical modeling, method development and data analysis in genetics and genomics. His 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.


Corbin D. Jones, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology and Carolina Center for Genome Sciences

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4443 | Office: 3159 Genome Science Bldg.
Email: cdjones@email.unc.edu | Website: http://bio.unc.edu/people/faculty/cdjones/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Comparative Genomics and Molecular Evolution, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: Developing novel computational approaches for comparative analysis of genomics data


Yun Li, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Biostatistics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-1899 | Office: 5090 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: yunli@med.unc.edu | Website: http://www.unc.edu/~yunmli/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: The focus of my research is on the development of statistical methods and their application to the genetic dissection of complex diseases and traits.


Yufeng Liu, PhD

Professor of Statistics & Operations Research, Biostatistcs, and Genetics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4475 | Office: 4250 Genome Science Building
Email: yfliu@email.unc.edu | Website: http://www.unc.edu/~yfliu

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Image Analysis, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining; High-dimensional Data Analysis; Nonparametric Statistics and Functional Estimation; Bioinformatics; Cancer Genomics; Medical Imaging Data Analysis


Karen Mohlke, PhD

Professor of Genetics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-966-2913 | Office: 5096 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: mohlke@med.unc.edu | Website: http://mohlke.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Statistical and Population Genetics
Research Interests: Genetic basis of complex metabolic traits


William Valdar, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-843-2833 | Office: 5113 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: william.valdar@unc.edu | Website: http://valdarlab.unc.edu

Research Areas: Computational Genomics, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: Quantitative and statistical genetics: modeling the relationship between genes and complex disease in model organisms and humans.


Todd Vision, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology and Adjunct Associate Professor of School of Information and Library Science

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-962-4479 | Office: 3155 Genome Sciences Bldg.
Email: tjv@bio.unc.edu | Website: https://visionlab.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Comparative Genomics and Molecular Evolution, Computational Genomics, Statistical and Populational Genetics
Research Interests: I am interested in computational, statistical and quantitative approaches to testing ideas about the processes governing the evolution of genetic systems, from changes in gene content to major morphological innovations and other complex traits.


Kirk Wilhelmsen, PhD

Professor of Genetics

Core Faculty
Phone: 919-966-1373 | Office: 5093 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Email: kirk_wilhelmsen@med.unc.edu | Website: http://kirkwilhelmsen.web.unc.edu/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics; Comparative Genomics & Molecular Evolution; Computational Genomics; Statistical & Population Genetics
Research Interests: Dr Wilhelmsen leads a lab group in the Dept. of Genetics and a Computational Group at RENCI (www.renci.org). The labs groups effort in human genetics is focused on behavior and neurodegeneration by annotation of the human genome using data intensive strategies. The lab group has developed several new analytic techniques. The lab is intensively engaged in the development of molecular techniques to study epigenetic phenomena and gene expression in complex populations of cells. The RENCI bioinformatics groups provide data intensive informatics approaches to support multidisciplinary research projects at the three triangle campuses. The current focus of this activity is to support genomics research. The group develops and maintains pipelines to support medical genomics analysis.


Di Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry; Biostatistics

Resource Faculty
Phone: 919-537-3277 | Office: 4504 Koury Oral Health Sciences Building
Email: dwu@unc.edu | Website: http://sph.unc.edu/adv_profile/di-wu-phd/

Research Areas: Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics, Computational System Biology, Statistical and Population Genetics​
Research Interests: Development of statistical methods for multidimensional genomic data integration to understand the biological mechanism of diseases.