Yajing Li promoted to senior biostatistician

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Yajing Li to senior biostatistician, in effect as of June 28. Li earned a bachelor's degree in statistics at East China Normal University in Shanghai, followed by her MS in statistics at the University of Michigan. Since joining our department in 2021, Li has contributed her analytical expertise to studies of the correlation between genetic/environmental factors and the risk of clonal hematopoiesis (CH) transformation; the likelihood of CH mutations among patients undergoing radiation therapy; genotypic-phenotypic links; the interplay between JAK2-V617F mutation and aUPD and their impact on blood cancers; the correlation between human leukocyte antigens, CHIP mutations, and specific diseases in BioVU and UK Biobank cohorts, and more. Her programming experience includes the creation of an R package to facilitate the efficient extraction and processing of data from large data platforms, and her peer-reviewed publications include papers in Blood Cancer Journal, Genetics in Medicine Open, and Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.

Figure 5 from Li's recent paper in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Adrenal steroid metabolites associated with childhood asthma within Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes molecular pathways. Metabolites that were significantly associated with childhood asthma are highlighted in yellow. Green diamonds indicate enzymes involved in the pathway and gray boxes indicate progenitor or downstream steroid metabolites.