Mingyao Li, PhD

  • Director, Biostatistics Core
  • Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics

“I work with GTP scientists by providing expertise in study design, implementation of statistical methodology, bioinformatics analysis, and interpretation of results.”

Mingyao Li joined the Penn Biostatistics faculty in 2006 after receiving her PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. She is also a faculty member of Penn’s Genomics and Computational Biology Program. Her main research area is statistical genetics and genomics. Her current research involves the analysis of genetics/genomics data generated from high-throughput sequencing studies. She has published >130 peer-reviewed papers, and her research program has been continuously supported by NIH R01 grants since 2008.

She serves as Director of the Biostatistics Core of the Gene Therapy Program and supervises biostatistics and bioinformatics analyses for various gene therapy studies. Dr. Li also actively serves in the scientific community. She is an Associate Editor of Statistics in Biosciences, and was a regular member of the Genomics, Computational Biology, and Technology study section and a regular member of the review committee of the Center for Inherited Disease Research of the NIH.

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