Jason H. Moore, Ph.D.
jhmoore at
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 at
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 at
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 at
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.

Weixuan Fu, M.S.
weixuanf at
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 at

Yancy Lo, Ph.D.
yancylo at
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 at
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.
Joshua.Rhoades at
Josh graduated from the University of Delaware with a Masters in Entomology and a Bioinformatics graduate certificate. He is a Bioinformatician in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Institute, where he provides bioinformatics support for the Epstein, Jain and Arany labs.  Current main focuses are CHiP-seq and RNA-seq analysis.

Renae Judy, M.S.
Ms. Judy has a masters in Biomedical Medical Engineering from Drexel University. Prior to joining the BIC she worked extensively on electronic health record data for Penn Medicine and manged data for multiple research studies and clinical trials. She now works extensively on using phenotypic and genetic data to perform integrated analyses such as PheWAS as well supporting techniques like as imputation and and ancestry analysis. She is jointly appointed in the Surgery department and the BIC.

Kathryn Sun, M.S., M.D.
kathryn.sun at
Dr. Sun graduated from bioinformatics program at Georgia Institute of Technology with medical training background. Her work has been primarily involved in oncology transnational/functional genomics research. Her experience includes biomarker identification and discovery using NGS technology and transcript profiles, machine learning and statistics. She is currently supporting Penn PCRC.

Xueqing (Maggie) Lu, Ph.D. at
Maggie obtained her Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics from University of California, Riverside. Her previous work focused on understanding the gene expression and regulation system in malaria parasite using next-generation sequencing approaches, such as RNA-seq, GRO-seq, and ChIP-seq. In addition, she is familiar with various machine learning approaches including support vector machines (SVM), hidden markov model (HMM), and clustering analysis (k-mean) that are involved in proteomic and epigenomic associated studies. Maggie had also performed both wet lab experiment as well as dry lab analyses during her graduate training.

Internal Advisory Committee

  • Katherine Nathanson, M.D.
  • Li-San Wang, Ph.D.
  • Casey Greene, Ph.D.
  • Maja Bucan, Ph.D.
  • Klaus Kaestner, Ph.D.
  • Qi Long, Ph.D.
  • Babak Robert Faryabi, Ph.D.

Former Team Members

  • Hailiang Leo Mei, Ph.D., Director of Sequencing Analysis Support Core, LUMC
  • Jill Johnson, Ph.D. MPH
  • David Condon, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics
  • Steven Vitale, B.S., IBI