Faculty

Primary Faculty

Henrik Bengtsson, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Henrik Bengtsson, PhD, MS
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genetic Epidemiology


John A. ("Tony") Capra, PhD
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Machine Learning

Research Interests:
  • Machine learning, Statistical computing, High-dimensional data


Efstathios (Stathis) D. Gennatas, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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


Vasilis Ntranos

Vasilis Ntranos, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics


Adam Olshen, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Adam Olshen, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics


Katie Pollard, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Katherine Pollard, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Machine Learning

Research Interests:
  • Bioinformatics, genetics


Catherine Ines Tcheandjieu Gueliatcha

Catherine Ines Tcheandjieu Gueliatcha, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics
  • Global Health


Dara Torgerson, PhD
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics


Alisha Holloway, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics


Sean Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics

Research Interests:
  • Statistical genetics in model organisms, admixed populations, and high-dimensional data


Jun Song, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

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


Postdoc

Amber Paasch, PhD
Fellow
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Bioinformatics