Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics, Univeristy of Texas Health San Antonio
Dr. Fongang is an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, the South Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, and the Population Health Science at UT Health San Antonio. He has expertise in genomics and transcriptomics profiling, multi-omics integration, and structural bioinformatics. He has led several international projects, including the genetic profiling of more than 800.000 individuals to discover novel variants associated with all-cause and vascular dementias. In addition, his lab is actively developing and applying multi-omics approaches to delineate neurodegenerative diseases’ basis. He is also involved in collecting new data across Texas and analyzing collaborative data obtained through big consortia like the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE), the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), and the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed). For the newly funded CureAlz grant, Dr. Fongang’s lab will provide bioinformatic support, including the analysis and functional interpretation of lipidomic and metabolomic data.