My research interest is to develop new statistical methodologies with application to biological data. My research focuses on single-cell omics, developing statistical and machine learning tools to characterize the cell landscape by integrating different omics data at a single cell level and discovering disease associated cell populations. Before joining the Pollard lab, I received my PhD in statistics at Harvard University developing Bayesian phylogenetics models. In my spare time, I like to hike, climb and play tennis.
zhirui [dot] hu [at] gladstone [dot] ucsf [dot] edu