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PI:Wei Li (李蔚), PhD

Professor (tenured): 08/2016 - present
Associate Professor (tenured): 10/2011 - 07/2016
Assistant Professor (tenure track): 11/2007 - 09/2011
Division of Biostatistics, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine.

Postdoctoral Fellow: 06/2004 - 10/2007
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Bioinformatics Group Leader: 01/2000 - 05/2004
Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI)
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics: 09/1998 - 09/2003
Institute of Biophysics
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


  • Zheng Xia, PhD 夏铮 (CPRIT Keck Fellow)

Ph.D. in Control Theory and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Hyun Jung Park, PhD (朴贤正 started 06.2012)

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Rice University

  • Benjamin Rodriguez, PhD

PhD in Integrated Biomedical Science, the Ohio State Univ

  • Jianzhong Su, PhD

PhD in Computational Epigenetics and Biological Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

  • Jie Lyu, PhD (started 01.2016)

Ph.D. in Computational Epigenetics and Developmental Biology, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

  • Lei Li, PhD

PhD in Computational Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Jiejun Shi, PhD

PhD in Biology, Tongji University, China

  • Xiaodong Cui, PhD

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio

Graduate Students

  • Xueqiu Lin (Tongji University)

  • Jianfeng Xu

1st Year graduate student from MCB

System Admin (High Performance Computing)

  • Michael D. Dehart

B.S. in Computer Science, University of Houston Clear Lake

Lab Alumni

Postdoc Fellow: 06/2008 - 06/2012
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic

Postdoc Fellow: 2010 - 2014
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Texas A&M IBT

Postdoc Fellow: 2009-2013; instructor: 2013-2015
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Cornel University & Methodist Hospital

  • Yuanxin Xi, PhD

Postdoc/Instructor: 2008-2015
Current Position: tenure-track Assistant Professor at UT Health (declined); now at MD Anderson

Lab Alumni (co-mentored by Wei)

  • Kadir Caner Akdemir

PhD student (co-mentored with Michelle Barton): 2011 - 2013
Current Position: Postdoc Fellow at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Zeynep H Coban (co-mentored with Michelle Barton)

PhD student, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2011-2014
Current Position: Postdoc Fellow at Baylor

  • Teresa T. Yiu, PhD
instructor: 2014-2015 (NCI R25T fellow; co-mentored with Melissa Bondy)
Current Position: Teacher in a private school