Tang Lab

Genetic variation does not only underlie phenotypic diversity among individuals, but also documents the evolutionary history of a species. Research in our laboratory aims to uncover the evolutionary forces that have shaped the patterns of genetic variation in humans, to elucidate the genetics basis of complex traits, and to shed light on the mechanisms that lead to diverse phenotypes and disparate disease risk among populations. We approach these questions by developing statistical and computational approaches, by analyzing large-scale genomic data, and by collaborating with experts in a variety of fields.