Hao Wu, Ph.D.

Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

1518 Clifton Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Email: hao.wu AT emory DOT edu
Phone: (404)727-8633
Fax: (404)727-1370


I am an associate professor at the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. My research has been mainly focused on bioinformatics and computational biology. I'm particularly interested in developing statistical methods and computational tools for interpreting large scale genomic data from high-throughput technologies such as microarrays and second generation sequencing. I am also interested in general machine learning, pattern recognition and large scale data mining methods with applications to biological and medical data.

I collaborate closely with researchers working on epigenetics to characterize different types of DNA methylation and histone modifications. We study epigenetic modifications in various diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease to gain better understanding of the disease etiology and look for potential diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets.

I joined the department in July 2010 as a tenure-track assistant professor after obtaining my Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University, under the guidances of professors Rafael Irizarry (at Harvard/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute now) and Hongkai Ji. I become an associate professor (with tenure) in September 2016.

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