Wei Zhang

    Email Address: weizhan1@uic.edu
    College: Medicine Department: Biomedical Science
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: MSB E419 Phone: 312-413-2024
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My lab is generally interested in computational biology, bioinformatics, association studies, genomics and pharmacogenomics. Some potential projects for students may include for example 1. analysis of microarray data on gene expression; 2. data mining of public data on human genetics and pharmacogenomics; 3. designing of bioinformatics tools and databses for studying complex diseases such as cancer, lung disease.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred majors include computer science, statistics, or biomedical sciences with an interest in bioinformatics.

    Prior experience in any one area of the following: script programming (eg.,in Perl), webpage development, statistical analysis, is a plus but not required.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student is expected to work independently under supervision and contribute to (eg., as co-author) related manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

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