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Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba; Scientist, Children\’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
2001-MS, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,
Baltimore, USA (Advisor: Terri H. Beaty; thesis: Pedigree-based linkage analysis of total serum immunoglobulin E levels: localization of genes on chromosomes 11 and 12)
1994- MS, Medical Genetics, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China (Advisor: HuiPing Shi; thesis: A biochemical study of prolidase deficiency)
1991- Bachelor of Medicine (MD equivalent), Medical College of Jiamusi University, Jiamusi, China
2002-2005- Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Genetics and Genomic Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (Advisor: Andrew D. Paterson)
1999-2001-Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Richmond, Virginia, USA (Advisor: Kenneth S. Kendler)
I am interested in applying efficient statistical methods to the gene mapping of monogenic and complex traits/disorders. I have been involved in genetic studies of autism to provide reliable quantitative traits for susceptibility gene mapping. Currently, I am working on the IBD mapping of autism using the patients from the Autism Genome Project.