Patrick Zhao

Patrick X. Zhao, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Genetics Branch


Patrick Zhao is a bioinformatics scientist who developed innovative computational biology methods, bioinformatics tools, web servers, and databases and applied them in a wide range of genomics research, including human, mouse, plant, and fungal genomics. At the Genetics Branch OMICS Bioinformatics Facility of NCI, he leads a team of bioinformaticians in advancing omics, big data analytics, and computing to support cancer genomics research and biomedical innovations in clinical cancer care.

Areas of Expertise

Computational Biology
Statistical Genetics
Data Science
Artificial Intelligence


Selected Key Publications

LegumeIP V3: from models to crops-an integrative gene discovery platform for translational genomics in legumes

Dai X, Zhuang Z, Boschiero C, Dong Y, Zhao PX.
Nucleic Acids Res. 49(D1): D1472-D1479, 2021. [ Journal Article ]

The Medicago truncatula Small Secreted Peptide Database

Boschiero C, Dai X, Lundquist PK, Roy S, Christian de Bang T, Zhang S, Zhuang Z, Torres-Jerez I, Udvardi MK, Scheible WR, Zhao PX.
Plant Physiol. 183(1): 399-413, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

GWASpro: a high-performance genome-wide association analysis server

Kim B, Dai X, Zhang W, Zhuang Z, Sanchez DL, Lübberstedt T, Kang Y, Udvardi MK, Beavis WD, Xu S, Zhao PX.
Bioinformatics. 35(14): 2512-2514, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Prediction of membrane transport proteins and their substrate specificities using primary sequence information

Mishra NK, Chang J, Zhao PX.
PLoS One. 9(6): e100278, 2014. [ Journal Article ]

psRNATarget: a plant small RNA target analysis server

Dai X, Zhao PX.
Nucleic Acids Res. 39(Web Server issue): W155-9, 2011. [ Journal Article ]


Erica Pehrsson, Ph.D.
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