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Yuchao Jiang, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Biostatistics
Assistant Professor Department of Genetics

T:(919) 843-3653


4115D McGavran-Greenberg Hall

CB# 7420

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7420


Dr. Yuchao Jiang is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Department of Genetics at UNC, Chapel Hill. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017.

Dr Jiang’s primary research interests lie in statistical modeling, method development and data analysis in genetics and genomics. His current research is focused on developing statistical methods and computational algorithms to better utilize and analyze different types of next-generation sequencing data under various setting, with application to data from large-scale cohort studies of human health and disease.

Key Publications

SCALE: modeling allele-specific gene expression by single-cell RNA sequencing. Jiang Y, Zhang NR, Li M. (2017). Genome Biology, 18(1), 74.

Assessing tumor heterogeneity and tracking longitudinal and spatial clonal evolution by next-generation sequencing. Jiang Y, Qiu Y, Minn AJ, Zhang NR.  (2016). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(37), E5528-E5537.

CODEX: a normalization and copy number variation detection method for whole exome sequencing. Jiang Y, Oldridge DA, Diskin SJ, Zhang NR (2015). Nucleic Acids Research, 43(6), e39-e39.


PhD, Genomics and Computational Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2017

MA, Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, 2014

BS, Computational Biology, Cornell University, 2012