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Co-Directors

  • Chun Chieh Fan

    Chun Chieh Fan

    Co-Director, PoNG Lab
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    I am a bioinformatician specialized in the domain of psychiatry, neuroimaging, and genetics. My research goal is to understand how the molecular cascades through measurable neurocircuitry changes to observed psychopathologies. As an enthusiast of methods development, I strongly believe we need novel approaches to tackle the complex phenomenon of human behavior.
  • Wesley K. Thompson

    Wesley K. Thompson

    Co-Director, PoNG Lab
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    I’m a statistician with almost twenty years of applied experience in psychiatry, neuroimaging, and genetics. I develop and apply Bayesian multi-level models to longitudinal trajectories of neurodevelopment and other types of hierarchical data from these fields. I’m currently the Director of Statistics for two national consortia involving longitudinal neuroimaging and genetics, the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD) and the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA). I do my best to straddle both worlds (statistical methods and applications), but my focus is always on addressing real scientific questions!

Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Zoey Huang
Lingjing (Serene) Jiang
Wenyi Lin
Robert Loughnan
Junting Ren
Yiran Zhang

Collaborators

Ole Andreassen
Deanna Barch
Anders Dale
Damien Fair
Michael Gandal
Terry Jernigan
Martin Paulus
Carsten Pedersen
Armin Schwartzman
Sheng Wang
Thomas Werge
Noah Zeitlan
Jingjing Zhou

Population Neuroscience and Genetics (PoNG) Lab