Department of Human Genetics Center
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Prof. Momiao Xiong is currently working as Professor in the Biostatistics department at the University of Texas School of Public Health, USA. Momiao Xiong earned his Ph.D. degree in Statistics in 1990-1993 from the University Georgia and Postdoctoral Fellows in Computational Biology at the University of Southern California. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Georgia in Statistics. He published 93 papers in several refereed journals.
As the Human Genome Project entered a second phase of genome analysis, our research is directed at developing methodologies for mapping complex traits such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, various cancers and mental diseases, and studying functional genomics. By employing population genetics and investigating common variants with functional significance in the population, we attempt to increase the power and improve the accuracy for mapping human diseases. Current studies for function genomics are directed at multiple DNA sequence alignment, construction of databases recording different types of expression patterns for a variety of human cell types and early human development, developing methods for classifying the profile of gene expressions, establishing genetic circuits for various biological processes and human diseases, and analyzing the dynamic behavior of these genetic circuits.