Jiayi

I graduated as a Ph. D student from Genetic and Genomics department, Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) at Boston University. My Ph. D work focused on using computational and statistical methods to find the genetic risk factors for a variety of diseases including addiction. My Ph. D thesis was about using both genetic and non-genetic factors to predict opioid cessation status. In addition to my main project, I also studied epigenetic changes in response to drug treatment and gene expression level differences due to disease phenotypes. I hope my work can facilitate the development of personalized medicine, that people will be treated based on who they are genetically and the lifestyle they choose. Currently, I work as a machine learning scientist at Kintai Therapeutics.

In my non-research time, I like traveling, playing ping-pong and learning how to golf with my husband. I am also tutoring Chinese for fun.

This is my personal blog, I write down things that interest me.

Last updated: 01/25/2020