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Xianjun Dong is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and leads the Genomics and Bioinformatics Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his PhD in Bioinformatics at the University of Bergen (supervisor: Boris Lenhard) and a Postdoctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (supervisor: Zhiping Weng). He has been the Director of the Computational Neuroscience Unit of the Precision Neurology Program (Director: Clemens Scherzer, MD) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 2013, leading the Bioinformatics team working on neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, etc. He is interested in developing and applying computational methods to understand the transcriptional regulation of the human genome, by integrating genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, and clinical data from both healthy subjects and patients with neurological diseases. Dr. Dong has 40+ publications with 20,000+ citations and an H-index of 24. He has made several web-based tools to facilitate the research of long-range gene regulation. He has expertise in analysing various NGS data, incl. ChIPseq, RNAseq, RNA-PET, CAGE, and WGS data. He was an active member of the ENCODE consortium. He is particularly interested in the non-coding RNAs (miRNA, eRNA, circRNA, etc.) in the human brain. Dr. Dong is recently awarded by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), ASAP, and NIH (R01, U01, R41). See his website for more details: http://sterding.github.io

 

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