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We are a small research group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Our current research interests lie in developing novel statistical methods and computational tools that (1) enable scalable and integrative analysis of large-scale whole-genome/whole-exome sequencing (WGS/WES) data and multi-omics data (as part of NHLBI TOPMed Program), (2) empower meta-analysis of large-scale sequencing data of ancestrally-diverse consortiums and biobanks, and (3) prioritize putative causal genetic variants using functional annotation data to better understand the relationships among genomic variation, genome function, and phenotypes (as part of NHGRI IGVF Consortium).

About the PI

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Genetics, and a core faculty of the Curriculum in Biostatistics and Computational Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill. I received my Ph.D. in Biostatistics at Harvard University, where I was fortunate to be advised by Dr. Xihong Lin and had the opportunity to work with Dr. Iuliana Ionita-Laza. I remained at Harvard for my postdoctoral training with Dr. Xihong Lin, where I have also been working closely with Dr. Pradeep Natarajan, Dr. Gina Peloso, Dr. Laura Raffield, Dr. Zilin Li and Dr. Bing Yu, as a member of the NHLBI TOPMed Program.

Previously, I received my M.S. in Biostatistics at Harvard University, B.S. in Mathematics (Statistics) from the School of Mathematical Sciences and a dual degree in Economics from the National School of Development at Peking University.

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Xihao Li
Department of Biostatistics
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
135 Dauer Drive, 3107D McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Email: xihaoli@unc.edu

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