Mingyao Li, PhD

Office Location213, Blockley Hall
Office Phone(215)746-3916
Personal Websitehttps://dbe.med.upenn.edu/biostat-research/MingyaoLi

Faculty Information

CCEB AppointmentSenior Scholar, Biostatistics
Primary Faculty AppointmentAssociate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania SOM

Additional Positions

Member, Genomics and Computational Biology Graduate Group

Research Statement

I am a statistical geneticist motivated in my research to identify and characterize genes that determine human variation and diseases. My research program involves two synergistic components: a methodological component focused on developing novel statistical methods for gene mapping and an applied component focused on using statistical methods to map genes involved in complex traits. My current research involves analysis of high-throughput genetics data such as those generated from genome-wide association and next-generation sequencing studies. I am particularly interested in the analysis of admixed populations, RNA-sequencing data, and genetics of gene expression. My collaborative research includes studies of the genetics of cardiovascular disease.

Courses Taught

BSTA787: Methods for Statistical Genetics in Complex Human Diseases (2007 Spring; 2008 Spring; 2010 Spring; 2011 Spring)

EPID812: Fundamentals of Biostatistics (2013 Summer)

Selected Publications






2007 2006 2005

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