Shengping Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor - Research


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PhD, Biostatistics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2013


Develop statistical methodologies to address analytical issues in genomic, clinical, epidemiological and basic sciences research.


Yang, S. and Wu, J. (2018) DFseq: Distribution-free method to detect differential gene expression for RNA-sequencing. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, (99):1-1. DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2018.2866994. PMID: 30176602.

Shen CL., Yang S., Tomison MD., Romero AW., Felton CK., Mo H. (2018) Tocotrienols supplementation suppressed bone resorption and oxidative stress in postmenopausal osteopenic women: a 12-week randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Osteoporosis International, 29(4): 881-891. PMID: 29330573.

Sivaprakasam, S., Bhutia, YD., Yang, S., Ganapathy, V. (2017) Short-chain fatty acid transporters: Role in colonic homeostasis. Comprehensive Physiology, 8(1):299-314. PMID: 29357130.

Wu, J. and Yang, S. (2017) A simulation-based sample size calculation method for pre-clinical tumor xenograft experiments. J Biopharm Stat, 7:1-14. doi: 10.1080/10543406.2017.1315820. PMID: 28388315.

Yang, S., Mercante, DE., Zhang, K., Fang, Z. (2016) An integrated approach for RNA-seq data normalization. Cancer Informatics, 15:129-141. DOI: 10.4137/CIN.S39781. PMID: 27385909.
Wachtel, MS., Yang, S., Morris, BJ. (2015) Countries with high circumcision prevalence have lower prostate cancer mortality. Asian J Androl., 18:39-42. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.159713. PMID: 27453072.

Yang, S., Pounds, S., Zhang, K., Fang, Z. (2013) PAIR: Paired Allelic log-Intensity-Ratio based normalization method for SNP-CGH arrays. Bioinformatics, 29(3):299-307. PMID: 23196989.
Rubnitz, JE., Crews, CR., Pounds, S., Yang, S., Campana, D., Gandhi, VV., Raimondi, SC., Downing, JR., Razzouk, BI., Pui, C., Ribeiro, RC. (2009) Combination of Cladribine and Cytarabine is effective for childhood acute myeloid leukemia: results of the St Jude AML97 trial. Leukemia, 23,1410–1416. PMID: 19242495.

Malik, S., Cleves, MA., Honein, MA., Romitti, PA., Botto, LD., Yang, S., Hobbs, CA. (2008) Maternal smoking and congenital heart defects. Pediatrics, 121(4): e810-6. PMID: 18381510.
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