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Xin (Jean) Yuan
Title: Program Director
Office(s): Division of Neuroscience (DN)
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Dr. Yuan is the Program Director of the Translational Bioinformatics Program in the Translational Research Branch of the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Dr. Yuan had training in clinical medicine and pathology (M.D.), computer science (M.S.) and computational biology (Ph.D.).

Before joining NIA, Dr. Yuan was a Scientific Review Officer managing the review of grants applications in biomedical computing, health informatics, mobile health technology/smart device, and SBIR/STTR health informatics. Dr. Yuan has broad expertise in data science and pre-clinical and clinical drug development, has led efforts in the development of portfolio analysis tools when working at the Office of Director at NIH, and played the key role as Senior Investigator in leading the pharmacogenomics and precision medicine projects at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) R&D.

Research Interests/Portfolio

  • Translational Bioinformatics Approaches to Advance Drug Repositioning and Combination Therapy Development for Alzheimer’s Disease (R01)