Li Yan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Senior Bioinformatician
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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Dr. Yan is an Assistant Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). He joined the staff in 2011 after completing his PhD in Physics at the University of Rochester and PhD in Biostatistics at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Yan has more than 12 years of experience in both academic and non-profit research foundation environments, collaborating with clinical and other scientific colleagues on a wide range of activities including study design, analysis plans, project reports, abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations.

He has extensive experience in many programming languages, including R and C++, as well as extensive experience in directing the design and deployment of various high-throughput platforms in cancer-oriented studies. An example of a recently developed tool is OSAT (Yan et al. BMC Genomics. 2012; 13:689. PMC3548766), which is a computational package for sample-to-batch allocations in omics experiments in order to minimize the impact of batch effects.