KB Choi, Ph.D.

Kwangbom "KB" Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

Bar Harbor, ME

Research interests: Designing statistical models and machine learning algorithms that characterize the genomic landscape underlying complex traits from next generation sequencing and single-cell technologies.

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Education and experience


The Jackson Laboratory
Postdoctoral Fellow
Adv: Dr. Gary A. Churchill and Matthew A. Hibbs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Computer Science
Adv: Shawn M. Gomez and Jan F. Prins

North Carolina State University
M.S., Computer Science
Adv: Dennis R. Bahler

Seoul National University
B.S., Chemical Engineering


Gary Churchill's Lab, The Jackson Laboratory
Associate Research Scientist

Gary Churchill's Lab & Matthew Hibb's Lab, The Jackson Laboratory
Postdoctoral Fellow

Shawn Gomez Lab, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Assistant

Choong-Ang Research Center, Hanwha Corporation, Inchon, South Korea
Assistant Manager

Functional Polymer Lab, Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, South Korea
Research Assistant

Software packages developed or supervised

g2gtools: A set of tools for creation of custom genomes and genome-to-genome coordinate conversion. (version 0.1.31)

alntools: A set of tools for preprocessing read alignment files (bam, maf, pslx) into a compressed three-dimensional incident matrix for efficient downstream computation and storage. (version 0.1.0)

kallisto-align: A tool for exporting kallisto pseudo-alignment as a compressed three-dimensional incident matrix. (version 0.1.0)

EMASE: Expectation-Maximization algorithm for Allele-Specific Expression. (version 0.10.11)

emase-zero: C++ implementation of EMASE. (version 0.1.0)

GBRS: Genotype-free genome reconstruction using RNA-Seq data from multiparental population models. (version 0.1.6)

scASE: Hierarchical mixture model for allele-specific expression from single-cell RNA-Seq data [Not released yet]