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Jian Ma, PhD: Evolutionary Annotation of Non-coding Regions of the Human Genome

Jian Ma joined the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor in August 2009. He is also a Faculty Member of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at UIUC. Before moving to Illinois, he was a postdoc scholar with David Haussler at UC Santa Cruz. He received his PhD in Computer Science in December 2006 from Penn State under the supervision of Webb Miller. He was a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011) and was named as one of “Tomorrow’s PIs” by Genome Technology magazine (2011). He has been recently chosen as a Center for Advanced Study Fellow (2015).