Zicheng Hu, PhD, Principal investigator.

Zicheng is an assistant professor at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute and the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at UCSF. He received his Ph.D. in Immunology and MSc in statistics at the University of Texas at Austin, and postdoctoral training at UCSF. His current research focuses on the system immunology of human diseases. 

Andrew Blair,  rotation graduate student, BMI program.

Andrew received his M.S. in Bioinformatics from UC Santa Cruz, where he worked with CIRM investigating cardiac development, regeneration, and disease with single-cell omic technologies. He then continued his CIRM collaboration with the Gladstone Institutes as a computational researcher modeling cardiac transcription factor haploinsufficiency and chromatin remodelers. Finally, to hone his skills as an analyst and developer, he worked with Genentech as a genomic data scientist supporting cell death and inflammation research. For his Ph.D., Andrew plans to research multi-modality data integration techniques to investigate what drives human disease and developmental aberrations, how to predict them, and ultimately how to fix them.

The lab is always looking for highly highly-motivated students, postdocs, and interns to join our exciting research!


  • Atul Butte, MD, PhD, UCSF
  • Bryan Greenhouse, MD, UCSF
  • Peter Hunt, MD, UCSF
  • Lawrence Fong, MD, UCSF
  • Michael McManus, PhD, UCSF
  • Lily Jan, PhD, UCSF
  • Lewis Lanier, PhD, UCSF
  • Richard Price, MD, UCSF
  • Kevin C. Kent Lloyd, D.V.M., PhD, UC Davis
  • Prasanna Jagannathan, MD, Stanford University
  • Lauren Ehrlich, PhD, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Todd Triplet, PhD, the University of Texas at Austin
  • Tudor Oprea, MD, PhD, The University of New Mexico