Head of Data Sciences
Jun Zhu, PhD is a professor in Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and a member of Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology. Dr. Zhu was trained in both computer science and biomedical science. His research focuses on methodology development for integrating diverse omics data (e.g. genetic, genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic data and etc.) into probabilistic graphic networks. His work has been supported by multiple NIH grants and his methods have been used to identify novel drug targets and elucidate complex human disease mechanisms, which have resulted in publications in top journals in Nature, Nature Genetics, and Cell and multiple patents. Dr. Zhu has extensive experiences working in both biotech and pharmaceutical companies (Amgen, Inc, and Rosetta/Merck & CO, Inc) and academia (Sage Bionetworks, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai).