Statistical Genetics and Genomics (SGG) Working Group

Established in 2022, the Statistical Genetics and Genomics (SGG) Working Group aims to enhance our collective knowledge in cutting-edge statistical genetics and genomics research. Located in the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, we seek to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between the Department of Biostatistics and the broader community of the School of Public Health. The working group brings together faculty, fellows, students, and visitors from related fields, including biostatistics, statistics, computational biology, genetics, engineering, medicine, etc. from inside and outside Columbia, interested in gaining a better understanding of how genomes and genes affect biological functions and how to translate this knowledge to improving human health. The group hosts bi-weekly seminars with speakers from both inside and outside Columbia to discuss the latest progress in the field, including new statistical and computational methodology, new data resources in genetics and genomics, and new bioengineering technologies.


We're excited to announce our bi-weekly seminars for the Fall 2023 semester, a platform where thought leaders discuss advancements in the field. Welcome to join us on Zoom!  Here's the schedule:




September 13, 2023 (Wednesday) - First seminar


Zhonghua Liu, Columbia University

September 20, 2023 (Wednesday)


Wenpin Hou, Columbia University

October 11, 2023 (Wednesday)


Haoyu Zhang, Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator, National Cancer Institute

October 18, 2023 (Wednesday)


Xihao Li, Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

November 8, 2023 (Wednesday)


Guanghao Qi, Assistant Professor at University of Washington, Seattle

November 15, 2023 (Wednesday)


Lukas Weber, Assistant Professor at Boston University

November 29, 2023 (Wednesday)


Zhicheng Ji, Assistant Professor at Duke University

December 13, 2023 (Wednesday)


Jin Jin, Assistant Professor at UPenn

January 10, 2024 (Wednesday) - Last seminar


Students TBD (up to 3 students)