Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories

The Jian Carrot-Zhang Lab

Research

Jian Carrot-Zhang
Jian Carrot-Zhang, PhD
GSK Faculty Member; Harvard Medical School Instructor; Postdoctoral research fellow: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Broad Institute

Assistant Professor

The Carrot-Zhang Lab started in 2022. We focus on developing cutting-edge computational methods to link the germline genome to the specific somatic phenotypes, in order to better characterize cancer risk and response to treatment mechanisms. Another focus of the lab is combining statistical modeling and large-scale, multiethnic clinical genomic cohorts to understand how cancer is impacted by genetic ancestry, with the goal of improving precision oncology for all. The group is also involved in Project GENIE (Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange), a collaboration with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and has a strong interest in discovering new cancer drivers through whole-genome sequencing.

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People

Jian Carrot-Zhang

Jian Carrot-Zhang, PhD

GSK Faculty Member; Harvard Medical School Instructor; Postdoctoral research fellow: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Broad Institute

Assistant Professor

  • Computational Geneticist focused on germline-somatic interaction in multi-ethnic populations.
  • PhD, McGill University

Members

David Ma
David Ma

Computational Biologist Sr. I

Tomin Perea-Chamblee
Tomin Perea-Chamblee

Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Genesis Pineda
Genesis Pineda

Administrative Assistant

Lab Affiliations

Achievements

  • National Cancer Institute – K99 Pathway to Independence Award, “Understanding ancestral contribution to lung adenocarcinoma.” (Role: PI) (2021)
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2019)