Welcome to the Microbiome Data Science Lab!

The Microbiome Data Science Lab focuses on the development and application of the innovative statistical methodology and computational algorithms in the exciting field of microbiomes.


  • Lingzhou Xue (Core Faculty | Associate Professor of Statistics)
  • Xiang Zhan (Core Faculty | Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences)
  • Kalins Banerjee (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics | Cohort: Fall 2017)
  • Arun Srinivasan (Ph.D. student in Statistics | Cohort: Fall 2017)


  • Jun Chen (Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic)
  • Shiqian Ma (Department of Mathematics, University of California-Davis)
  • Andrew D. Patterson (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University)
  • Michael Wu (Biostatistics and Biomathematics Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
  • Ni Zhao (Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)


  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematical Sciences (DMS) Award (PI: Xue, Co-PI: Zhan, DMS–1953189), 2020-2023
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) R21 Grant (PI: Zhan, Co-I: Xue, R21Al144765), 2020–2022