Joo Heon Shin, Ph.D. is Director of RNA Sequencing Core at the Lieber Institute. His research focuses on analyzing RNA-seq data of Lieber post mortem human brain to make sense the meaning of the huge amount of data. In particular, he is interested in understanding how mini-exons contributes to the developmental stage and brain disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and bipolar. Dr. Shin received his MS and BS in Mathematics from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea. He received a MS in Computer Science from San Diego State University and his Ph.D in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was also involved as special volunteer in the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch of the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Mental Health under Dr. Daniel Weinberger in 2010-2011.