Basic and Translational Research Faculty

The faculty below conduct laboratory- and behavior-based research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


  • Cheng Cheng, PhD

    Statistical methods in cancer genomics and genetics

  • Guolian Kang, PhD

    Statistical genetics/genomics, statistical modeling of complex data

  • Yimei Li, PhD

    Statistical analysis of complex imaging data

  • Zhaohua Lu, PhD

    Statistical analysis of neuroimaging and genetic data; Bayesian statistics

  • Arzu Onar-Thomas, PhD

    Arzu Onar-Thomas, PhD


    Phase I-II designs, survival analysis, Bayesian statistics

  • Haitao Pan, PhD

    Develop Bayesian adaptive designs for Phase I-II clinical trials

  • Stan Pounds, PhD

    Develop statistical methods for genomics studies

  • Natasha A. Sahr, PhD

    Variable classification, screening, selection in high-dimensional data

  • Deo Kumar Srivastava, PhD

    Clinical trials, robust methods, survival analysis, goodness-of-fit tests

  • Li Tang, PhD

    Measurement error and classification, longitudinal modeling, complex epidemiologic study design

  • Hui Zhang, PhD

    Longitudinal missing discrete data and computational neuroscience


Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy


Cell & Molecular Biology


Chemical Biology & Therapeutics


Computational Biology


Developmental Neurobiology


Diagnostic Imaging


Epidemiology & Cancer Control








Infectious Diseases






Pharmaceutical Sciences




Radiation Oncology


Structural Biology




Tumor Cell Biology