Xiaohua Douglas Zhang

Xiaohua Douglas Zhang

Xiaohua Douglas Zhang, PhD
Associate Director, Department of Biometrics Research
Merck Research Laboratories, USA


Dr. Xiaohua Douglas Zhang is the Associate Director in Department of Biometrics Research, Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, Pennsylvania, USA. He earned his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has published 44 reviewed papers, and he was author of the book "Optimal High-Throughput Screening" by Cambridge University Press and 2 book chapters. He served as Executive Member in Biopharmaceutical Section of American Statistical Association. He was one of the members in Drug Safety Executive Council, American Statistical Association, International Society for Computational Biology, International Society for Biopharmaceutical Statistics, International Association of Engineers, and Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (including Nature, Nature Methods, Bioinformatics, BMC bioinformatics, BMC genomics, Journal of American Statistical Association, Annals of Human Genetics et al) in the area of high-throughput screening and data analysis, safety assessment, bioinformatics and statistics. He has organized 11 conferences.

Research Interest

Quantitative safety assessment; Data analysis for high-throughput biotechnologies (including genome-scale RNAi screens, small molecule high-throughput screens, SNP, next-generation sequencing and expression profiling), effect size and meta-analysis.