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Our Team

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Dr. Bijun Wen

MSc, PhD

Junior Data Scientist, GEMINI

My role with the GEMINI team:

I collaborate with researchers in diverse disciplines to support study design, perform data analyses, and develop data visualizations, with the goal to extract meaningful insights from healthcare data.

My educational background:

I completed my HBSc and MSc in Health & Diseases and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. I obtained my PhD at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children in Translational Medicine.

My past experience and accomplishments:

I joined GEMINI after completing my graduate training, where I conducted data-heavy research studies involving a wide range of analytical approaches. During my PhD, I led a Global Health research project on inpatient mortality of malnourished children. I applied statistical modeling to hospital health records and identified clinical predictors for mortality to support risk stratification. Using machine learning approaches, I integrated clinical data with high-dimensional lab data (metabolome, proteome, biomarkers) to understand roles of systemic inflammation and metabolism in mortality for intervention development. For my Masters, I used bioinformatics to study host-microbial interactions in an animal model of infectious colitis.

 

I feel most inspired when:

  • I work with motivated and friendly individuals

  • I know that my work can make a positive impact in people’s lives

A few of my favourite things are:

  • Playing with my dogs

  • Exploring new food and restaurants

  • Puzzle solving activities: board games, escape room, video games etc.

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