Jason H. Moore, Ph.D.
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Dr. Moore is the director of the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI). 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.
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Dr. Wang is the senior project director of IBI. In addition, he has been serving as the director of BIC for many years. Under his supervision, the bioinformatics core has been collaborating extensively with Penn PIs on their data analysis, project management, grant applications, and scientific publications. He also has more than 15 years of experience in the development and application of bioinformatics methods and pipelines, including the analysis of next-generation sequencing data.

Taehyong Kim, Ph.D.
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Dr. Kim is the principal bioinformatician and the interim director 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.
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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.

Josh Rhoades, M.S.
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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.

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.

Subin George, M.S.
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Subin graduated with a Professional Science Master’s in Bioinformatics from Temple University. Subin has background in RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq analyses, and he currently focuses on RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, and scRNA-Seq projects.

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

  • Weixuan Fu, M.S., CHOP
  • Kathryn Sun, M.S., M.D.
  • 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
  • H. Shanker Rao, M.S.
  • Yancy Lo, Ph.D., Data scientist, GSK
  • Jerome Lin, M.S., Bioinformatician, MD Anderson