Shiyi (Iris) Yang

Research: As a Bioinformatics Analyst, Iris focused on novel statistical method development for emerging data (single-cell RNA seq data, etc.) generated with new technologies and bringing useful mathematical methods towards solve biological problems. She enjoy learning biology by providing practical insights from a statistical point of view and created a computational method DecontX for upstream data processing guidance to estimate and remove contamination for single-cell RNA-seq data. She also worked on a bi-clustering method Celda towards identifying rare cell types in single cell data. Next position: Intellia Therapeutics

Christopher Husted

Research: I am a Bioinformatics Analyst and was previously a masters student in the Bioinformatics program at Boston University.  I am currently studying the effect of combined treatment of ASA and zileuton on biomarkers of tobacco-related carcinogenesis in current smokers.  In addition, I’m developing analysis tools for copy number variation as part of our single cell analysis pipeline. Email:

Yichen Wang

Research: I graduated from Bioinformatics Master’s Program at Boston University and am working as a Bioinformatic Analyst at BU. During my study in the field, I have gained experiences in developing tools for single-cell RNA-seq data analysis and genome assembly, in both R and Python. I am currently working on singleCellTK and focusing on user interface building as well as computational package writing. Outside of Bioinformatics, I do a lot of acoustic guitar rearranged cover of J-pop music. Email: