Yuande Tan, PhD, joined the Casero Lab as a project scientist and is affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute. He obtained his master’s degree in plant physiology from Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China, and his PhD degree in animal genetics from Southwest University, Chongqing, China. Following postdoctoral training in evolutionary genetics and a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of Texas School of Public Health—Houston, he joined the Neilson Lab as a senior bioinformatics analyst at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he developed novel bioinformatics methods to identify both differentially expressed isoforms and poly(A) isoforms associated with disease. He then joined the Institute of Personalized Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and engaged in detecting genetic variants in somatic cells using DNA-seq data, and identification of genome-wide association of rare genetic variants with complex disease using GWAS data. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, he has held positions as a bioinformatics analyst at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine. At Cedars-Sinai, his research interests include: (1) the computational discovery and characterization of long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) and their potential regulatory role in inflammatory processes, (2) developing computational methods for single-cell sequencing technologies and their application in translational studies and (3) developing computational strategies for the integration of multi-omics datasets and the identification of causative factors and biomarkers in inflammatory bowel disease.