Hongyu Zhao PhD

Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and Professor of Genetics and of Statistics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Keck: NIDA Neuroproteomics Center | High Performance Computation

Cancer Genetics & Genomics

School of Public Health: Biostatistics | Center for Statistical Genomics and Proteomics, Yale

Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center


Cancer Genetics

Research Interests

Statistical genomics; Computational biology; Genetic epidemiology; Genome wide association studies; Complex diseases; Risk prediction; High dimensional data; Dimension reduction; Network models; Graphical models; Bioinformatics; Next generation sequencing analysis; Cancer genomics; Epigenetics; Herbal medicine; Cicrobiome; Proteomics  more...


  • B.S., Peking University, 1990
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1995

Selected Publications

  • C. Yang, L. Wang, S. Zhang, H. Zhao (2013) Accounting for non-genetic factors by low-rank representation and sparse regression for eQTL mapping. Bioinformatics, 29: 1026-1034.
  • H. Zhu, F. Hu, H. Zhao (2013) Adaptive clinical trial designs to detect interaction of treatment and a dichotomous biomarker. Canadian Journal of Statistics, in press.
  • L. Wang, W. Zheng, H. Zhao, M. Deng (2013) Statistical analysis reveals co-expression patterns of many pairs of genes in yeast are jointly regulated by interacting loci. PLoS Genetics, 9: e1003414.



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