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Bingxin Zhao, PhD: Multi-organ Imaging Genomics: New Resources and Findings






Bingxin Zhao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics and Data Science
University of Pennsylvania


Large-scale imaging genetics data are opening new directions for a multi-organ understanding of human health. In this presentation, we will highlight new insights learned from multi-modal imaging data of the brain, heart, and eyes, and explore their correlations with clinical outcomes. Additionally, we will introduce the BIGA platform, a centralized hub that streamlines data analysis pipelines and offers a comprehensive repository of cross-trait genetic architectures based on GWAS summary statistics. Our cloud-based framework integrates a suite of statistical genetics tools and is enriched with an extensive collection of curated GWAS datasets, including those specific to imaging genetics. These projects are collaborative efforts with Hongtu Zhu, Fei Xue, and Yujue Li.

Short Bio

Bingxin Zhao received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020. Prior to joining UPenn, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University from 2020 to 2022. He is interested in the development and application of statistical and computational methods to analyze big data in various fields, including biomedical data science, mental health, neurodegenerative disorders, and brain & body health.

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