Team

Jason H. Moore, Ph.D.
jhmoore@exchange.upenn.edu 215-573-4411
Dr. Moore is the director of the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics. His background and expertise is at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and the biological sciences with a focus on genetics and genomics. He leads the NIH-funded Computational Genetics Laboratory that develops innovative computational methods for solving complex problems across the biomedical sciences using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and visual analytics.

Paul Zhiping Wang, Ph.D.
zhipwang@pennmedicine.upenn.edu 215-573-3117
Dr. Wang is the director for BIC. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University and has more than 10 years of experience working in the development and application of bioinformatics methods and pipelines for the analysis of next-generation sequence data. Dr. Wang is available to meet with Penn investigators to discuss and manage projects that need bioinformatics support.

Taehyong Kim, Ph.D.
taehyong@pennmedicine.upenn.edu 215-573-4793
Dr. Kim is the senior bioinformatician of BIC. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from State University of New York at Buffalo followed by postdoctoral training at Carnegie Institution at Stanford University. He has ample experience on various computational projects including reconstructing metabolic networks from next generation sequencing (NGS) data, identifying casual genes using network analysis and developing NGS analysis pipelines. He is mainly working with investigators from Abramson Cancer Center of Penn Medicine.

Yemin Lan, Ph.D.
yeminlan@pennmedicine.upenn.edu 215-573-7215
Dr. Lan graduated from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University. She has extensive expertise in biomedical data analysis. She also has long worked on the analysis of diverse next generation sequencing data, development of genomic databases and project management. She works closely with the Penn Epigenetics Program.

Steven Vitale, B.S.
svitale@itmat.upenn.edu
Mr. Vitale has more than 15 years of experience providing computer programming and bioinformatics analysis support for the biomedical sciences at Penn. He has experience with data integration, data management, systems administration, visualization, and web development. He has contributed greatly to the technology infrastructure construction of BIC.

Weixuan Fu, M.S.
weixuanf@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Mr. Fu has a solid background in biostatistics and bioinformatics, with a lot of experience with RNAseq data analysis, bioinformatics programming and data management.

H. Shanker Rao, M.S.
shankerr@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
https://bitbucket.org/shanker/

Yancy Lo, Ph.D.
yancylo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu 215-573-4793
Dr. Lo is jointly appointed in BIC and Clinical Research Informatics Core (CIC) as Data Scientist. She received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan, where she focused on statistical and population genetics. Prior to joining BIC and CIC, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Genetics at Penn. She has extensive experience in high-dimensional data research, with expertise in methods and applications of NGS data for understanding human diseases and complex traits. She currently focuses on the analysis, integration and visualization of clinical and genomics data.

Jerome Lin, M.S., PhD candidate
jerlin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Mr. Lin was trained in the Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, focusing on bioinformatics research. He has extensive experience in bioinformatics, machine learning, and protein research etc.

Josh Rhoades, M.S.
<tbd>@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Mr. Rhoades has a very solid bioinformatics training and he is providing support to the Cardiovascular Medicine department at Penn.

 

Visiting Scholars

 

Former Team Members

  • Hailiang Leo Mei, Ph.D., Director of Sequencing Analysis Support Core, LUMC
  • Lei Ying, M.D. Ph.D.,  Department of Laboratory Medicine
  • Jill Johnson, Ph.D. MPH
  • David Condon, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics