The University of Texas Health Science Center, Housten, USA
Dr. Jianzhong Ma is statistician at the Human Genetics Center, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Ma has been focused on developing, implementing and applying novel statistical and computational methodologies for genetic and genomics data analysis. Dr. Ma’s research interests include segregation and linkage analysis using Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo approach, detecting and correcting population stratifications using principal components analysis, detecting and genotyping chromosomal inversions using SNP microarray data and sequence and approaches to conducting genome-wide association tests for inversions. He is also interested in developing novel approaches to detecting gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. Dr. Ma’s collaborative research in applied genetic epidemiology has been focused on genetic and environmental factors, as well as their interplay, underlying various chronic diseases, such as lung cancer, melanoma, cardiovascular disease, psoriasis, and autism spectrum disorder
Dr. Jianzhong Ma has reserch interest in Genome-wide association study of inversions, Principal components analysis of population structure and admixture.