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Assistant Professor
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(541) 737-1989
Weniger Hall, Room 267


  • Ph.D. Statistics, The University of Chicago, 2014
  • B.S. Mathematics, Tsinghua University, 2009

Research Interests

  • Statistical genetics and genomics
  • GWAS, sequencing studies, RNA-seq data, and metabolomics data
  • Mixed-effects models
  • Graphical models and network analysis
  • Dependent data analysis, quasi-likelihood models
  • Big biological data

Selected Publications

  • Zhuo B, Jiang D. MEACA: efficient gene-set analysis of genome-wide expression data.[preprint]
  • Hu C, Sharpton TJ, Jiang D. Testing monotonic trends among multiple group means against a composite null.[preprint]
  • Tian C, Jiang D, Sharpton TJ, Jiang Y. Microbial network recovery by compositional graphical lasso.[preprint]
  • Zhuo B, Jiang D, Di Y. Test-statistic correlation and data-row correlation.[preprint]
  • Tian C, Jiang D, Jiang Y. Reference-invariance property of inverse covariance matrix estimation under additive log- ratio transformation and its application to microbial network recovery.[preprint]
  • Jiang D, Sharpton TJ, Jiang Y. (2020). Microbial interaction network estimation via bias-corrected graphical lasso. Statistics in Biosciences. Accepted.[pdf]
  • Warman C, Panda K, Vejlupkova Z, Hokin S, Unger-Wallace E, Cole RA, Chettoor AM, Jiang D, Vollbrecht E, Evans MMS, Slotkin RK, Fowler JE. (2020). High expression in maize pollen correlates with genetic contributions to pollen fitness as well as with coordinated transcription from neighboring transposable elements. PLOS Genetics 16(4): e1008462.[pdf]
  • Jiang D, Armour CR, Hu C, Mei M, Tian C, Sharpton TJ, Jiang Y. (2019). Microbiome multi-omics network analysis: statistical considerations, limitations, and opportunities. Frontier in Genetics 10: 995.[pdf]
  • Zhang Z, Jiang D, Wang C, Garzotto M, Kopp R, Wilmot B, Thuillier P, Dang A, Palma A, Farris PE, Shannon J. (2019). Polymorphisms in oxidative stress pathway genes and prostate cancer risk. Cancer Causes and Control 30(12): 1365-1375.[pdf]
  • Gao ST, Ma L, Zhou Z, Zhou ZK, Baumgard LH, Jiang D, Bionaz M, Bu DP. (2019). Heat stress negatively affects the transcriptome related to overall metabolism and milk protein synthesis in mammary tissue of midlactating dairy cows. Physiological Genomics 51: 400-409.[pdf]
  • Meroueh L,Yenduru K, Dasgupta A, Jiang D, AuYeung N. (2019). Energy storage based on SrCO3 and Sorbents-A probabilistic analysis towards realizing solar thermochemical power plants. Renewable energy 133: 770-786.[pdf]
  • Bennett K, Noller J, Jiang D, Moore D, Ringo C. Modeling soil moisture drought potential at regional scales in pacific northwest forests, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 424. 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.04.019.[pdf]
  • Jiang D, Wang M. (2018). Recent developments in statistical methods for gwas and high-throughput sequencing association studies of complex traits. Biostatistics & Epidemiology 2: 132-159.[pdf]
  • Fedewa E, Miller JA, Hurst TP, Jiang D. (2017). The potential effects of pre-settlement processes on post-settlement growth and survival of juvenile northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 189: 46-57.[pdf]
  • Jiang D, Zhong S, McPeek MS. (2016). Retrospective binary-trait association test elucidates genetic architecture of Crohn disease. The American Journal of Human Genetics 98:1-13.[pdf]
  • Zhong S, Jiang D, McPeek MS. (2016). CERAMIC: case-control association testing in samples with related individuals based on retrospective mixed model analysis with adjustment for covariates. PLOS Genetics 12: e1006329.[pdf]
  • Jiang D, Mbatchou J, McPeek MS. (2016). Retrospective association analysis of binary traits: Overcoming Some Limitations of the Additive Polygenic Model. Human Heredity 80: 187-95.[pdf]
  • Jiang D, McPeek MS. (2014). Robust rare variant association testing for quantitative traits in samples with related individuals. Genetic Epidemiology 38: 10-20.[pdf]
  • Choi CH, Poroyko V, Watanabe S, Jiang D, Lane J, deTineo M, Baroody FM, Naclerio RM, Pinto JM. (2014). Seasonal allergic rhinitis affects sinonasal microbiota. American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy 28: 281-286.[pdf]
  • Li S, Zhang B, Jiang D, Wei Y, Zhang N. (2010). Herb network construction and co-module analysis for uncovering the combination rule of traditional Chinese herbal formulae. BMC Bioinformatics 11: S6.[pdf]

Instructional and Departmental Activities

  • ST 561 Theory of Statistics I
  • ST 421/521 Intro to Mathematical Statistis I
  • ST 413/513 Methods for Data Analysis III

Professional Societies

  • International Biometrics Society (IBS)
  • International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA)