CHUN LI, PH.D.

Assistant Director for Education

Chun Li, Ph.D. is an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences.  He has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in sta­tis­ti­cal genet­ics research and genetic data analy­sis.  He is cur­rently work­ing on devel­op­ing meth­ods for detect­ing somatic changes using next-generation sequenc­ing data.  He is also inter­ested in devel­op­ing meth­ods to effi­ciently mine elec­tronic med­ical records.  Active in col­lab­o­ra­tive research, he has been work­ing with inves­ti­ga­tors in var­i­ous fields such as can­cer epi­demi­ol­ogy, clin­i­cal phar­ma­col­ogy, oph­thal­mol­ogy, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, autism, type 2 dia­betes, etc.  He has pub­lished in Nature Genet­ics, New Eng­land Jour­nal of Med­i­cine, Blood, Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Human Genet­ics, Bioinformatics, etc.

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Recent Publications

  1. Bien, SA, Su, YR, Conti, DV, Harrison, TA, Qu, C, Guo, X, Lu, Y, Albanes, D, Auer, PL, Banbury, BL et al.. Correction to: Genetic variant predictors of gene expression provide new insight into risk of colorectal cancer. Hum. Genet. 2019; 138 (7): 789-791. PubMed PMID:31254090 .
  2. Sung, YJ, de Las Fuentes, L, Winkler, TW, Chasman, DI, Bentley, AR, Kraja, AT, Ntalla, I, Warren, HR, Guo, X, Schwander, K et al.. A multi-ancestry genome-wide study incorporating gene-smoking interactions identifies multiple new loci for pulse pressure and mean arterial pressure. Hum. Mol. Genet. 2019; : . PubMed PMID:31127295 .
  3. Bentley, AR, Sung, YJ, Brown, MR, Winkler, TW, Kraja, AT, Ntalla, I, Schwander, K, Chasman, DI, Lim, E, Deng, X et al.. Multi-ancestry genome-wide gene-smoking interaction study of 387,272 individuals identifies new loci associated with serum lipids. Nat. Genet. 2019; 51 (4): 636-648. PubMed PMID:30926973 PubMed Central PMC6467258.
  4. Bien, SA, Su, YR, Conti, DV, Harrison, TA, Qu, C, Guo, X, Lu, Y, Albanes, D, Auer, PL, Banbury, BL et al.. Genetic variant predictors of gene expression provide new insight into risk of colorectal cancer. Hum. Genet. 2019; 138 (4): 307-326. PubMed PMID:30820706 PubMed Central PMC6483948.
  5. de Vries, PS, Brown, MR, Bentley, AR, Sung, YJ, Winkler, TW, Ntalla, I, Schwander, K, Kraja, AT, Guo, X, Franceschini, N et al.. Multiancestry Genome-Wide Association Study of Lipid Levels Incorporating Gene-Alcohol Interactions. Am. J. Epidemiol. 2019; 188 (6): 1033-1054. PubMed PMID:30698716 PubMed Central PMC6545280.
  6. Jiang, X, Finucane, HK, Schumacher, FR, Schmit, SL, Tyrer, JP, Han, Y, Michailidou, K, Lesseur, C, Kuchenbaecker, KB, Dennis, J et al.. Shared heritability and functional enrichment across six solid cancers. Nat Commun 2019; 10 (1): 431. PubMed PMID:30683880 PubMed Central PMC6347624.
  7. Kilpeläinen, TO, Bentley, AR, Noordam, R, Sung, YJ, Schwander, K, Winkler, TW, Jakupović, H, Chasman, DI, Manning, A, Ntalla, I et al.. Multi-ancestry study of blood lipid levels identifies four loci interacting with physical activity. Nat Commun 2019; 10 (1): 376. PubMed PMID:30670697 PubMed Central PMC6342931.
  8. Huyghe, JR, Bien, SA, Harrison, TA, Kang, HM, Chen, S, Schmit, SL, Conti, DV, Qu, C, Jeon, J, Edlund, CK et al.. Discovery of common and rare genetic risk variants for colorectal cancer. Nat. Genet. 2019; 51 (1): 76-87. PubMed PMID:30510241 PubMed Central PMC6358437.
  9. Schmit, SL, Edlund, CK, Schumacher, FR, Gong, J, Harrison, TA, Huyghe, JR, Qu, C, Melas, M, Van Den Berg, DJ, Wang, H et al.. Novel Common Genetic Susceptibility Loci for Colorectal Cancer. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2019; 111 (2): 146-157. PubMed PMID:29917119 PubMed Central PMC6555904.
  10. Feitosa, MF, Kraja, AT, Chasman, DI, Sung, YJ, Winkler, TW, Ntalla, I, Guo, X, Franceschini, N, Cheng, CY, Sim, X et al.. Novel genetic associations for blood pressure identified via gene-alcohol interaction in up to 570K individuals across multiple ancestries. PLoS ONE 2018; 13 (6): e0198166. PubMed PMID:29912962 PubMed Central PMC6005576.
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