Hongyan Xu

Professor

Hongyan Xu

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science: Biostats & Data Science

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science

The Graduate School

Bio

Dr. Xu received his PhD in Human Population Genetics from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. He joined the Augusta University after finishing his postdoctoral training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • (706) 721-4697
  • (706) 721-6294
  • AE 1018

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, General University of Texas Health Sci, 2003

  • MS, Genetics, General Fudan Univ / Inst of Genetics, 1999

  • BS, Biophysics Fudan Univ / Inst of Genetics, 1996

Awards & Honors

  • Leader of PRIDE Statistical Genetics Group National Institute of Health, 2017

  • NIH Study Section National Institute of Health, 2017

  • Faculty at the The Curriculum in Iron Metabolism & Related Disorders Hosted by the European School of Hematology, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • STAT 7850

    Omics Data Analysis
  • STAT 8890

    Readings and Research
  • DATS 7510

    Programming for Data Analysis

Teaching Interests

Biological Sequencing Analysis, Statistical Genetics, Genomics, Computation Biology, Bioinformatics, Big Data

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Benserazide racemate and enantiomers induce fetal globin gene expression in vivo: Studies to guide clinical development for beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Maturation of Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes Enables Modeling of Human Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Characteristics of sickle cell patients with frequent emergency department visits and hospitalizations., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Incorporation of rare genetic variants improved the prediction performance of polygenic risk score, 2020
    Conference Proceeding
  • Suppression of canonical TGF-β signaling enables GATA4 to interact with H3K27me3 demethylase JMJD3 to promote cardiomyogenesis., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Big data analysis, statistical genetics, genomics, Bayesian statistics, genetic epidemiology, cancer genetics, epigenetics

Department Service

  • Department Computation Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • Academic House 2016 - 2018

    Role: Faculty Advisor

University Service

  • 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 2020 - Present

    Role: Other
  • 2020 - Present

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • Georgia Chapter of ASA 2015 - Present

    Role: Member
  • American Society of Human Genetics 2012 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Associate Editor 2009 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Referee 2006 - Present

    Role: Other
  • American Statistical Society 2005 - Present

    Role: Member