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Fang Fang

Research Statistical Geneticist


PhD, Computational Biology, University of Southern California
ME, Bioinformatics, Tsinghua University
BE, Automation, Tsinghua University


Fang Fang is a statistical geneticist in the Genomics Research Center of RTI’s Analytics practice area. Her expertise centers on genome- and epigenome-association studies for complex human diseases and traits, including sickle cell disease and cannabis use. Her research interests include constructing analysis protocol for various genetic and epigenetic data, integration of all levels genomic data, and developing systematic statistical models for analysis.

Dr. Fang is currently principal investigator of a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded study aiming to identify DNA methylation biomarkers for lifetime cannabis use in collaboration with co-investigators across the United States and worldwide. She is also an active Data Analysis Center (DAC)-investigator within the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) project supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leading an analysis proposal to compare different epigenetic clocks in early life stages. Dr. Fang is expanding her research portfolio to examine sex differences in genetic mechanisms for human traits in diverse, multi-ethnic datasets.  

Before joining RTI in 2018, Dr. Fang worked as a statistician at Duke University's Center for Population Health and Aging and as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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