18 Aug Xianjun Dong
Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Hub in ARCND and the Computational Neuroscience Unit in the Precision Neurology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Xianjun Dong, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Computational Neuroscience Unit of the Precision Neurology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an Affiliated Faculty member of the HMS Initiative for RNA Medicine, and the Director of the Hub. 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. He is particularly interested in the non-coding RNAs (eRNA, circRNA, miRNA, etc.) in the brain. He has expertise in analyzing various NGS data, incl. ChIPseq, RNAseq, RNA-PET, CAGE, and WGS data.
Dr. Dong received his Ph.D. degree 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 was an active member of the ENCODE consortium. He has 20+ publications with 12,000+ citations and an H-index of 21. He is recently awarded by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).