Faculty

Primary Faculty

Henrik Bengtsson, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Henrik Bengtsson, PhD, MS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Genetic Epidemiology
Research Interests:

John A. ("Tony") Capra, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Machine Learning
Research Interests:
  • using the tools of computer science and statistics to address problems in genetics, evolution, and biomedicine

Jean Feng, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Biostatistics
    Machine Learning
Research Interests:
  • Machine learning, Statistical computing, High-dimensional data

Efstathios (Stathis) D. Gennatas, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Biostatistics
    Machine Learning
Research Interests:
  • Neuroscience, neuroimaging, brain development, neurodegenerative disease, neurology, psychiatry, oncology; applied health data science for basic biomedical research and clinical applications; Machine learning research for precision medicine: multimodal data analysis, interpretability, trustworthiness, fairness in predictive modeling, data science and visualization software development

Yulin Hswen, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Biostatistics
    Machine Learning
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Computational epidemiology, health disparities, natural language processing, social media, structural racism, social determinants of health, digital interventions, digital phenotyping, algorithmic bias, societal health

Fei Jiang, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Biostatistics
    Machine Learning
Research Interests:
  • machine learning methods; high dimensional models; functional data analysis and their applications in analyzing neurological, image, genetics data; adaptive randomization clinical trials

Adam Olshen, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Adam Olshen, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:

Katie Pollard, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Katherine Pollard, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:
  • Bioinformatics methods for comparative analysis of massive biological datasets, with a focus on genomics and other transformative technologies

Mark Segal, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Mark Segal, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Genetic Epidemiology
    Machine Learning
Research Interests:
  • Bioinformatics, genetics

Dara Torgerson, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Biostatistics
    Genetic Epidemiology
    Lifecourse
    Machine Learning
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Integrative Genomics, Metabolomics, Statistical Genetics, Minority Health, Neonatology, Respiratory Outcomes

Secondary Faculty

Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:

Alisha Holloway, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:
  • Comparative genomics and statistical analysis of high-throughput sequence data; using comparative and population genomics to understand the evolution of mammalian traits and of gene regulatory networks in developing vertebrate hearts

Karla Lindquist, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
    Biostatistics
    Genetic Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods, Cancer Genomics

Annette Molinaro, secondary faculty at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Annette Molinaro, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:
  • Statistical genetics and computational biology, including prediction, survival analysis and classification with additional curiosities in cancer epidemiology and in the estimation of absolute risk in stratified case-cohort studies

David Quigley, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:

Sean Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:
  • Regulation of gene expression, bioinformatics, genomics, computational biology, epigenetics, chromatin structure, stem cell differentiation, organismal development

Affiliate Faculty

Saunak Sen, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:
  • Statistical genetics in model organisms, admixed populations, and high-dimensional data

Jun Song, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:
  • Application of the next generation sequencing technology to study interactions among transcription factors, non-coding RNAs and chromatin structure

Yuanyuan Xiao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests:

Postdoc

Amber Paasch, PhD
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Bioinformatics
Research Interests: