People

Principal Investigator

Li-San Wang, PhD
Professor
I study genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia, and computational methods for big data in genomics research.

Faculty

Fanny Yuk Yee Leung, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
I develop computational pipelines and analysis tools for processing and analyzing Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia genetics and functional genomics data.
Wan-Ping Lee, PhD
Research Assistant Professor;
Associate Director for Information Technology, NIAGADS
I develop algorithms and software for genomics data analysis.

Staff

Alexis K. Lerro Rose
Research Project Manager / HR Operations Coordinator, Wang Lab
I serve as the primary HR liaison for the Wang Lab, support the operational needs of the lab, as well as direct and oversee various projects related to lab and PNGC.
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Otto Valladares
Information Technology Senior Project Leader / Chief Engineer for IT, NIAGADS
Cloud Manager; IT Support; Software Developer
Omkar Pathak
Application Developer
I help with the development/maintenance of genomics pipelines and cloud infrastructure administration
Amanda Kuzma
Senior Information Technology Manager / Associate Director of Operations, NIAGADS
I oversee data operations for the NIA Genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease Database Storage Site (NIAGADS) as well as for multiple large consortia conducting genetic analyses.
Heather Issen
Senior Data Analyst
I manage and harmonize incoming data and prepare it for sharing with other researchers.
Michelle Moon
Administrative Coordinator
Administrative Support
Pavel P. Kuksa, PhD
Research Associate
I develop methods, algorithms, and analysis tools for high-throughput sequencing and functional genomics data.
Peter Keskinen
Research Coordinator
I help manage the NIAGADS website as well as process data request from both the DSS as well as the NIAGADS portal.
Joseph Manuel
Data Analyst
I process and manage incoming data to be made functional and available for researchers.
Mounica Sreedhara
Data Analyst
Carlos Thomas
Research Coordinator
Youli Ren
Research Project Manager
Youli.Ren@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Yi Zhao
Bioinformatician
I work on genome-wide association study (GWAS), HRC and TOPMed imputation data, help on developing and maintain QC pipeline for GWAS data.
Maureen Kirsch
Research Project Manager / Project Manager, NIAGADS Administrative Affairs
I manage all data sharing compliance and related administrative activities for NIAGADS. I also manage the education and training program in PNGC.
Zivadin Katanic
Application Developer
I design and develop websites / web apps.
Prabhakaran Gangadharan
Bioinformatician A
I manage and process high-throughput DNA-Seq and functional genomics data and help with NIAGADS data management.
Andrew Wilk
Data Analyst
I develop and manage databases/applications for phenotype data management and work on open-source applications for data discovery and access.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Chia-Lun Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
I study health economics, and the application of genetic data in economics research.
Matei Ionita, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
I work on new methods and pipelines for analysis of functional genomics and single cell data.
Rachel Kolster, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Pei-Chuan Ho, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Wei Fu, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
My research focuses on health disparity across racial groups, as well as gene-environment interactions.

Students

Kaylyn Clark
PhD Candidate
I study the relationship between Alzheimer's Disease and innate immunity genetic risk