Dr. Wei Sha is a research assistant professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte. She received a Bachelor of Medicine in Pediatrics from Capital Medical University, Beijing, China in 1998. She then received a M.S. in Biology in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in 2006, both from Virginia Tech. Her expertise is in biostatistics, especially in areas of high throughput data analysis, such as statistical analysis of SNP data, omics (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and microbiomics) data and clinical trial data. Dr. Sha has served as biostatistician on more than 50 collaborative research projects in these areas.