Peilin Jia, Ph.D. became an assistant professor at the School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) on March 1, 2016. Before arriving at SBMI, Jia had served as a research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine since 2012. During her tenure at Vanderbilt, Jia worked within the Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine Laboratory (BSML) in DBMI. Prior to that role, Jia was a postdoctoral fellow from 2009 to 2012 within the same department at Vanderbilt University. Jia spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavior Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2008 to 2009.
She has authored and co-authored over 75 publications and worked on several grant funded research projects as both a principal investigator and investigator. While working at Vanderbilt University, in conjunction with SBMI Professor Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D., M.S., Jia used original computational methods to combine through molecular data warehouses and target cancer-driving genes.