Biostatistics and Epidemiology
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Zhengming Chen, PhD, MPH, MS, is a Research Biostatistician in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Dr. Chen obtained his MPH degree in Biostatistics from University of South Florida. He also possesses a PhD degree in Molecular Biology, an MS in Microbiology and a BS in Cell Biology from Xiamen University, China. After working in the biomedical research field for more than ten years, he is now focusing on statistical analysis for research and clinical data. This will allow him to utilize both his rich research experience in biomedicine and rigorous training in statistics, to answer complex biological questions that cannot be solved through a single discipline.
Dr. Chen engages in a variety of projects with many investigators, both internally and externally, with emphasis on high-throughput genomic data analysis. One of his typical long-term collaborations is to work closely with computational scientists, pathologists and biologists to discover gene signatures for distinguishing indolent from aggressive prostate cancer prior to treatment, by analyzing high dimensional gene sequencing data from prostate cancer specimens. Specifically, the statistical analyses include, but are not limited to, identifying differentially expressed genes from next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, pathway analysis and survival analysis. His short-term projects are to provide statistical consulting, including experimental design, grant submission, power and sample size calculation, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, etc. He is also involved in developing new methodologies for certain genomic data analyses. In the course of his work, Dr. Chen extensively applies SAS and R programming. Other working tools include PASS, STATA, GraphPad, GSEA, DAVID and INGENUITY.
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