Yi Zhang Joins the Duke Neurosurgery Faculty

Yi Zhang, PhD,  has been named assistant professor in the Duke Department of Neurosurgery, effective January 1, 2024.  Zhang’s lab focuses on computational biology, bioinformatics, and machine learning in genomics. She is a faculty member in the Brain Tumor Omics Program in the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

Zhang obtained PhD in Bioengineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then joined the lab of X. Shirley Liu as a research fellow at Department of Data Science, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University School of Public Health.

Zhang will lead a computational biology lab with interest in developing machine learning methods for single-cell and multi-omic data and building models that combines genetics and functional genomics, to understand multi-cellular systems like cancer and brain tumors.