Tang Lab In the Department of Genetics

People: Scientific Profiles

Principal Investigator

Hua Tang, PhD


Hua received her PhD in Statistics, with a minor in Genetics, from Stanford University in 2002. From 2002 to 2006, she was on faculty in the PHS division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Hua joined the Stanford Genetics Department in 2007. The goals of her research are to better understand the evolutionary forces that have shaped the pattern of genetic variation in humans, as well as to elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits and diseases in the context of human evolution.

Post-doctoral Fellows

Huaying Fang, PhD

Huaying Fang

Huaying received his PhD in Statistics from Peking University in 2016, studying the influence of microbiota interactions on human health. In our lab, Huaying is excited to develop statistical and computation models for elucidating the genetic architecture of complex traits. In particular, he is leading projects that aim to better serve minority populations by integrating multi-modal data and trans-ethnic evidence. Huaying's long term goal is to delineat the biological network that underlies quantitative traits and complex diseases.

Meng Wang, PhD


Meng received her Ph.D. in mathematics specialized in statistics in math department at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2014. Her PhD dissertation developed theory and methods for detecting signals in sparse mixture data. Before coming to Stanford, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of biomedical informatics at UCSD from 2014 to 2016, investigating differentially privacy methods for healthcare data. In February, 2016, Meng joined Tang lab and currently works on characterizing proteomics variation in human tissues. Her overall goal is to develop rigorous and efficient statistical methods for better understanding high-throughput -omics data.



Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Sandra Beleza Lecturer, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, UK

Yoonha Choi Bioinformatics Scientist at Vericyte, South San Francisco, CA

Sophie Candille Self-employeed

Hong Gao Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina, Santa Clara, CA

Emily Rains Chief Data Analytics Officer @ TapGenes

Graduate Students

Nick Johnson (joint with Dr. Wing Wong), Statistician at Google, Mountain View, CA

Xuesong Yu (joint with Dr. Li Hsu), Senior statistician at Philips, Seattle, WA.


Friends of the Lab

Christopher Kaelin Senior scientist in Gregory Barsh's lab, in residence in the Tang Lab



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