Julie Zhu, Ph.D.

Professor Julie Zhu, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 1999, Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
M.S., 2001, Computer Science, DePaul University, Chicago 
Office: University of Massachusetts Medical School
364 Plantation Street, LRB-613
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: 508-856-5256
Email: Julie.Zhu@umassmed.edu


We develop algorithms and computational tools to analyze, annotate and integrate various dataset including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, PAS-seq and GUIDE-seq.  We are an active contributor to the open source open development Bioconductor project. To date, we have developed ten packages such as ChIPpeakAnno for mining and annotating ChIP-seq, ChIP-chip dataset or any list of genomic coordinates, CRISPRseek for designing target-specific and highly effective gRNAs of the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, and GUIDEseq for analyzing GUIDE-seq dataset to evaluate gRNA specificity.

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