Xuekui Zhang

Xuekui Zhang
Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Mathematics and Statistics

PhD University of British Columbia

Office: DTB A523


  • Statistical genomics
  • machine learning
  • design of clinical trials
  • neuroimaging


  • Fall 2017:
  • Spring 2018:
  • Summer 2018:

Selected Publications

  • Google scholar profile
  • T Holzer, A Fulford, L Reising, D Nedderman, X Zhang, L Benjamin, A Schade, A Nasir (2016) Profiling of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor Heterogeneity Identifies Protein Expression-Defined Subclasses of Human Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma. AntiCancer Research 36(7) 3277-3288 (IF=1.826)
  • A Patnaik et al, (2015) A First-in-Human Phase I Study of the Oral p38 MAPK Inhibitor, Ralimetinib (LY2228820 Dimesylate), in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research Nov 22(5): 1095-1102 (IF=8.722)
  • Z Kuang, L. Cai, X Zhang, H Ji, B P Tu, J D Boeke (2014) High-temporal-resolution view of transcription and chromatin states across distinct metabolic states in budding yeast. Nature - Structural & Molecular Biology 21, 854-863, (IF=13.309, NC=9)
  • BR Tennant, AG Robertson, M Kramer, L Li, X Zhang et al (2013) Identification and analysis of pancreatic islet specific enhancers. Diabetologia 56(3):542-52. (IF=6.671, NC=16)
  • S. Woo, X. Zhang, R. Sauteraud1, F. Robert, R. Gottardo (2013) PING 2.0: an R/Bioconductor package for nucleosome positioning using next-generation sequencing data. Bioinformatics 29(6): 2049-50. (IF=4.981, NC=6) (Joint first authors)
  • X. Zhang, G. Robertson, B. Hoffman, S. Woo, R. Gottardo (2012) Probabilistic inference of nucleosome positions from MNase-seq and ChIP-Seq data. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32095. (IF=3.234, NC=16)
  • X Zhang, G Robertson, M Krzywinski, K Ning, A Droit, S Jones, and R Gottardo (2011) PICS: Probabilistic inference for ChIP-seq. Biometrics 67(1) 151-163 (IF=1.568, NC=49)
  • E Mercier, A Droit, L Li, G Robertson, X Zhang, R Gottardo (2011) An integrated pipeline for the genome-wide analysis of transcription factor binding sites from ChIP-Seq. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16432. (IF=3.234, NC=19)
  • DD Sin, B Miller, A Duvoix, SFP Man, X Zhang, et al. (2011) Serum PARC/CCL-18 concentrations and health outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 183(9):1187-1192 (IF=12.996, NC=67)
  • DD Sin, D Tashkin, X Zhang, et al. (2009) Budesonide and the risk of pneumonia: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. The Lancet. 374(9691): 712-719. (IF=39.207, NC=170)
  • SFP Man, X Zhang, R Vessey, T Walker, K Lee, D Park, DD Sin (2009) The effects of inhaled and oral corticosteroids on serum inflammatory biomarkers in COPD: an exploratory study. Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease. 3(2): 73-80. (NC=20)
  • J-Q He, MG Foreman, K Shumansky, X Zhang, et al. (2009) Associations of IL6 polymorphisms with lung function decline and COPD. THORAX. 64(8):698-704. (IF=8.290, NC=72)
  • SFP Man, L Xing, JE Connett, NR Anthonisen, RA Wise, DP Tashkin, X Zhang et al. (2008) Circulating fibronectin to C-reactive protein ratio and mortality: a biomarker in COPD?European Respiratory Journal. 32:1451-1457 (IF=7.636, NC=53)
  • E Tamagawa, N Bai, K Morimoto, C Gray, T Mui, K Yatera, X Zhang et al. (2008) particulate matter exposure induces persistent lung inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 295: L79-L85 (IF=4.080, NC=102)
  • JB Soriano, DD Sin, X Zhang et al. (2007) A pooled analysis of FEV1 decline in COPD patients randomized to inhaled corticosteroids or placebo. Chest. 131:682-689 (IF=7.483, NC=151)
  • J-Q He, K Shumansky, X Zhang et al. (2007). Polymorphisms of Interleukin-10 and its receptor and lung function in COPD. European Respiratory Journal. 29(6):1120-1126. (IF=7.636, NC=23)