… Hi! Welcome to the #SPHERE Lab at Vanderbilt University! The Website is still under construction, please stay tuned for updates …


  • 09/2020, We had a paper accepted by PLoS ONE

  • 07/2020, Our lab website became online during COVID-19 quarantine. Keep safe!

  • 06/2020, Welcome Hughes Jonathan to join the lab as a DBMI summer research intern

  • 05/2020, We received R37 MERIT award ($1.56M) from NCI. Hooray!

  • 05/2020, We had a paper accepted by Journal of Medical Internet Research

  • 03/2020, We had a paper accepted by Genetics in Medicine, collaborated with Dr. Xue Zhong

  • 01/2020, Dr. Yin opened a new course for students of biomedical informatics or computer science

  • 01/2020, Welcome Congning Ni to join the lab as a PhD student (Computer Science)

  • 05/2019, Welcome Michael Kaltman and Sikta Swarnav Das to join the lab as DBMI summer research interns

  • 03/2019, Dr. Yin gave a workshop of “Introduction to Natural Language Processing”, in Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, at Vanderbilt University

… a year of silent writing, thinking and waiting …

  • 03/2018, Dr. Yin joined in department of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, after graduation from Vanderbilt University with a PhD degree of computer science (Advised by Dr. Bradley Malin)