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Kushal Dey is a postdoctoral researcher, working with Dr. Alkes Price. Kushal received a PhD in Statistics from the University of Chicago, working with Matthew Stephens on applications of topic models for detecting structure in RNA-seq and ancient DNA data (Dey et al 2017 Plos Genetics, packages CountClust, aRchaic).



Jiaxuan (Jessie) Liu is in Dr. Lori Chibink’s group as a first-year PhD student in Population Health Sciences (PHS). Her research focuses on genetic and epigenetic epidemiology. She received her Master’s degree in Epidemiology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.




Yuxi Liu is a first-year Ph.D. student in Population Health Sciences (PHS), with a focus on genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. She received her Master’s degree in Computational Biology and Quantitative Genetics (CBQG) from HSPH in 2018. Dr. Pete Kraft is her advisor.




Wouter Peyrot joined Prof. Alkes Price’s group as a postdoctoral fellow on September 4th, 2018. He is a clinical psychiatrist who obtained his PhD in Psychiatric Genetics at the VU University in the Netherlands and at the University of Queensland in Australia.




Huwenbo Shi joined Dr. Alkes Price’s group as a postdoctoral fellow on September 10, 2018. Before coming to HSPH, Huwenbo earned his PhD degree in Bioinformatics from UCLA, working with Dr. Bogdan Pasaniuc on statistical methods to partition SNP-heritability and genetic correlation from GWAS summary statistics data. Prior to his PhD, Huwenbo obtained his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at UCLA.



Jiahui Si joined Dr. Liming Liang’s group as a visiting PhD student in Fall 2018. Jiahui is a PhD candidate in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Peking University, working on multi-omics data and the risk of coronary heart disease in Chinese populations.