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Jiang Qian

JIANG QIAN, MS, PhD, is the director of the Wilmer Bioinformatics Group and Bioinformatics core facility. He is a professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, focusing on computational modeling of retinal development and disease. He also holds a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Qian received his PhD in physical chemistry from Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. He then completed postdoctoral training on bioinformatics at Yale University.

Dr. Qian is a pioneer in ocular informatics who has made substantial and innovative contributions to his field. Specifically, his group develops and applies bioinformatics approaches to study gene regulation and signaling networks, with particular attention to the mammalian retina. Understanding the molecular basis of tissue specific gene regulation and signaling will contribute to better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration.

Dr. Qian has published more than 120 papers in prestigious and specialized journals, including Cell, Nature Reviews Genetics and Molecular Systems Biology. His research is supported primarily by federal funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, as well as private funding agencies.