Haodong Xu, PhD became an assistant professor at the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) on October 1, 2021. Previously, Dr. Xu was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center (10/2020-09/2021) and SBMI (10/2019-10/2020). Xu received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2019.
His current research focuses on developing methods to unveil the hidden biological circuitries underlying the data, from understanding sequence-based regulations to the genomes or proteome and their impacts to diseases, including: (i) Decoding genomic sequence to decipher connections between sequence, functions, and phenotypes, especially leveraging sequence data and deep learning models; (ii) Developing new approaches for prioritizing actionable mutations characterized tumorigenesis; (iii) Multi-omics data analysis and tumor neoantigens prediction for immunotherapy based on artificial intelligence; (iv) Data integration and database construction. He has served as a reviewer for journals and conferences on medical informatics and bioinformatics and published over 27 peer-reviewed papers.
“Artificial intelligence is growing up fast, and it will undoubtedly bring broader prospects to the research of precision medicine.