Wei Pan, PhD

Professor, Division of Biostatistics

Wei Pan

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-2705

Office Address:
A428 Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 303 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997

MS, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996

MS, Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995

BEng & BS, Computer Engineering & Applied Math, Tsinghua U, 1989


My research focuses on statistical genetics, bioinformatics/computational biology, and data mining. I collaborate with both basic biologists and clinicians. Recently, I have been developing statistical and computational methods for analyzing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and next-generation sequencing data and integrating multiple types of genomic and proteomic data.


Genetics, methods, biostatistics, genomics, machine learning, high-dimensional data, big data, neuroimaging 

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


Research Funding Grants

  • 2015–2019, NIH, "Genetic Association and Personalized Medicine," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2018, NIH NIGMS Nat'l Inst of General, "Statistical Methods for Genomic Data," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2019, NIH NIGMS Nat'l Inst of General, "Biostatistics in Genetics and Genomics Training Program," Principal Investigator
  • 2013–2017, NIH Nat'l Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., "Association analysis of rare variants with sequencing data," Principal Investigator




  • PubH 7475/8475, Statistical Learning and Data Mining