Dr. Pingzhao Hu
Pingzhao Hu

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
Assistant Professor, George & Faye Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

My lab’s research on epigenetics includes two aspects:

1.  Methodology development: we are developing a graph-based algorithm to identify patient(s)-specific methylated regions.

2.  Applications: We are involved in applying statistical and bioinformatical methods for two genome-wide methylation projects: The first one is to identify novel prognostic and predictive differentially methylated biomarker profiles (“signatures”) and underlying pathways from Metastatic Castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients by MBD-Seq strategy. The second one is to assess methylation in adolescents in relation to maternal smoking during pregnancy using the Illumina 450K HumanMethylation arrays.

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Contact Information:
204.789.3229
308 Basic Medical Sciences Building
Pingzhao.Hu@umanitoba.ca
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