Zhandong Liu

Department of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

Zhandong Liu
Associate Professor

I did my undergraduate studies at the Nankai University in computer science, graduating in 2001. I received a M.S. in computer science from Wayne State University mentored by Dr. Sorin Draghici in 2004. I received a Ph.D. in genomics and computational biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. The title of my dissertation was “The quantitative prediction of signal pathway activity through genome-wide gene expression data“, and Lewis A. Chodosh was my advisor. In 2010, I joined the Neurological Research Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine.

My research interests include topics in genomics, transcription regulation, disease genes prioritization, and machine learning. I often examine problems in these areas using methods and models from computer science, statistics, and related disciplines. Recently, I have been working on using Graphical Models to integrate multiple data types in the interest of advancing our understanding of neurological diseases.


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1Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2Medical Scientist Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine, 3Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 4Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children's Hospital, 5Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, 6Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, 7Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

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