Dr. Pei holds a PhD degree in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her PhD study was focused on analysis and simulation of flash sequencing, which is a novel genome sequencing method. In addition, her research was expanded by collaborating with the Department of Radiology and the Medical School faculty at the UW-Madison on projects studying the genomic differences of T-cells for melanoma patients. After graduation, she continued her research in biostatistics by working with several entities including the VA Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, National Parkinson Foundation, Institute on Aging, Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Florida. Years of training and active research solidified her expertise in clinical trials design, survival analysis, longitudinal data, cancer genomics and Bayesian analysis.