Instructor in Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women
60 Fenwood Rd
Boston MA 02115
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad;
Liu Yonglin Fellowship, Southeast University
2nd prize in the National Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modelling
Honour Student, Southeast University
1st prize (Meritorious) in the international Interdisciplinary Contest in Modelling
Honour Graduate, Southeast University
1st prize in the 2002 National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest;
Scholarship for “Chromatin Domains and Insulators” workshop
MCB Travel Fellowship, University of Bergen
Dr. Dong received his Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics in University of Bergen (supervisor: Boris Lenhard) and a Postdoctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology in University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Dong is now an Instructor in Harvard Medical School and acts as the Director of Computational Neuroscience Unit of the Precision Neurology Program in Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, leading the Bioinformatics team working on neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease etc. He is interested in developing and applying computational methods to understand transcriptional regulation of the human genome, by integrating genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, and clinical data from both healthy subjects and patients with neurological diseases. Dr. Dong has 20+ publications with 9000+ citations and H-index of 19. He has made several web-based tools to facilitate the research of long-range gene regulation. He has expertise in analyzing various NGS data, incl. ChIPseq, RNAseq, RNA-PET, CAGE, and WGS data. He was an active member in the ENCODE consortium. He is particularly interested in the non-coding RNAs (miRNA, eRNA, circRNA etc.) in the brain. Dr. Dong is recently awarded by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). He is also running a weekly Bioinformatics Club in BWH. See his website for more details: http://www.sterding.com.
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