August 1, 2011
Yufeng Shen Joins Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology
Yufeng Shen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has joined C2B2 and the Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology. Dr. Shen's research focuses on the development and application of computational methods for the study of human genetics and disease. Specifically, his group is working in four areas, including high-throughput sequencing and de novo assembly, genetic mapping of human diseases, autoimmunity and major histocompatibility complex, pharmacogenomics and personalized treatment.
Dr. Shen received his PhD in computational biology from the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine in 2007. In 2008 he joined Columbia University as a postdoctoral fellow.