Biomed-X Research Seminar


Biomed-X Research Seminar

ZJE building, International Campus

Title:Statistical Methods for bulk and single-cell RNA Sequencing Data

Speaker: Dr.Jingyi Jessica Li

Jingyi Jessica Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics (primary) and the Departments of Human Genetics and Biomathematics (secondary) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also a faculty member in the Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program in Bioinformatics. Prior to joining UCLA in 2013, Jessica obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Interdepartmental Group in Biostatistics at University of California, Berkeley, where she worked with Profs Peter J. Bickel and Haiyan Huang. Jessica received her B.S. (summa cum laude) from the Department of Biological Sciences and Technology at Tsinghua University, China in 2007. Jessica and her students focus on developing statistical and computational methods motivated by important questions in biomedical sciences and abundant information in big genomic and health related data. On the statistical methodology side, her research interests include association measures, high-dimensional variable selection, and classification metrics. On the biomedical application side, her research interests include bulk and single-cell RNA sequencing, comparative genomics, and information flow in the central dogma. Jessica is the recipient of the Hellman Fellowship (2015), the PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Informatics (2017), the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2018), the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Math Scholar Award (2018), and the NSF CAREER Award (2019).

11am, 23 Dec 2019, Monday
A203, ZJE Building, International Campus