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FACULTY

  • Tianxiao Huan, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Huan was trained as a computational biologist and a statistician in genetics. She joined Dr. Seddon’s team recently. In the past ten years, she worked at the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), NHLBI.  

    Her research spans several areas. During her tenure at the FHS, she was focused on applying innovative integrative approaches on analyzing multi-omics data including whole-genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, DNA methylation, microRNA profiling and proteomics, from thousands of participants in the FHS. She also led genomic and epigenomic meta-analysis of blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality, through collaborations in large genetic and genomic study consortium such as the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genetic Epidemiology (CHARG) consortium, and the NHLBI’s TOPMed program. She has published more than >50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in prestigious journals on diverse topics, with citation more than 3000 times. 

    Due to her expertise in genetic and genomic studies, now she has been directing analysis of next generation sequencing data, genetic-epidemiology analyses, meta-analysis, and epigenomic and proteomic studies in age-related macular degeneration in Dr. Seddon’s lab.

  • Zhongfa Yang, PhD

    Senior Scientist

    Dr. Yang is working on analyzing WGS data.

RESEARCH TEAM

  • Cody Dawson

    Research Coordinator I

    Cody is a Research Coordinator with roles in managing the daily research progress, data entry, and participants' contacts. Cody received a Master's degree in Public Health at Colorado School of Public Health. 

  • Reshma Neupane

    Research Coordinator II
  • Raj Patel

    Supervisor Lab Operations
  • Nicholas Steudel

    Research Coordinator I
  • Rafael Widjajahakim

    Research Coordinator II

    Rafael is a Research Coordinator who manages overall operations and databases, and assists with analyses for the various studies. Rafael graduated from Boston University School of Medicine with a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation.

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