Qunyuan Zhang, Research Assistant Professor, joined the Division of Statistical Genomics in July 2005. From January 2004 to July 2005, Dr. Zhang worked as a Research Associate in the Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine. Before 2004, he worked at China Agricultural University (CAU), specializing in statistical genetics and teaching biostatistical courses (Experimental Design and Biostatistics, Quantitative Genetics, Population Genetics, and Statistical Methods in Molecular Genetics). Dr. Zhang received a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics from CAU.
Dr. Zhang's recent or current research interests focus on genome-wide studies related to major complex human diseases (cancers and heart diseases, etc.), with emphases on (1) developing Sequential Multiple Decision Procedures (SMDPs) to control the overall statistical error rates in genome-wide scans; (2) developing multiple imputation methods for dealing with missing genotype and ambiguous hyplotype issues in genetic data; (3) developing and utilizing admixture mapping approaches for genome scans of disease loci in ethnically admixed populations; (4) developing and utilizing statistical approaches for the genome-wide comprehensive analysis of tumor genetic alterations (LOH, Copy Number, Mutation and Expression etc.) and their clinical associations.