Professor and BIOS Program Director
Biography & Expertise
Dr. Fang is a Professor and Director of Biostatistics in the LSU School of Public Health. He is a (conjoint) Professor in the Department of Genetics, School of Medicine. He is also a Statistician in Louisiana Clinical & Translational Science Center, and a member in Southeast Biomedical Informatics Consortium.
Dr. Fang’s research focus areas:
- Develop novel statistical methodologies for analyzing genomic data generated by high-throughput microarrays or NG sequencing platforms, including expression studies and pathway analyses, DNA copy number variation, miRNA – mRNA interaction studies, genotyping algorithm, and metagenomics.
- Other specializations include design of experiments – sample size determination and power analysis, statistical modeling, nonparametric and categorical data methods, survival, and longitudinal data analysis, for research problems in Public Health, Medicine, and Basic Sciences. We carry out advanced statistical analyses which bring collaboration in scientific paper writing and research grant application.
- Develop efficient algorithms for Big (Streaming) Data.
- Construct the model-based experimental designs, with applications in toxicity studies, low-dose extrapolation studies, etc., for the development of statistical theory,