Over the summer, Dean Pierre Buekens announced the appointment of Hong-Wen Deng as endowed Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, funded by the Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation. He will also become the director of a new Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics to be created within the Department of Biostatistics.
Deng is an internationally recognized researcher in statistical, quantitative, and population genetics and bioinformatics, and on genetics and genomics research of complex disorders. He comes to Tulane from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where he served in multiple positions including director of the genetics program, director of orthopedic research, and the Franklin D. Dickson/Missouri Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Surgery.
Several faculty are making the move to Tulane with Deng and together they will become a key resource in bioinformatics for both the school and the university as a whole.