Education and Employment
I am interested in a wide range of topics in plant evolution, especially crop evolution under the human-altered environment. My research has involved in wild and crop plant population genetics, genomics, QTL mapping, phylogeography and plant gene family evolution. I am also interested in topics like comparative genomics, transcriptomics, local adaptation, crop domestication, weed and invasive species evolution, bioinformatics, hybridization, phylogeny and ecological niche modeling.
Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomics NGS data (GBS, RNASeq), De novo and Reference based Reads Assembly, SNP Variation Calling (Tophat, VCFTools, BCFTools, SamTools, PLink), Selective Sweep Scan (SweeD, H12 test), Gene Expression Analysis (Cufflinks, CummeRbund, DESeq), Gene Annotation (SnpEff), Gene Ontology, CIRCOS plot, LeafJ
Computer and Data Science Linux/Unix, Python (Pandas, Numpy, Scipy, Scikit-learn), R (R/qtl, ggplot2, RMarkdown), SQL, LaTex, GitHub.
Population and Quantitative Genetics STRUCTURE, PCA, DIY-ABC, ∂a∂i, PAML, fastSimCoal, SLiM, WGCNA, QTL mapping, GWAS, Marker Assistant Selection.
Biogeography TCS, Ecological Niche Modeling, Phylogeny Construction (RAxML, BEAST, TreeMix)
Peer Review Experience
Molecular Ecology, BMC Genetics, BMC Evolutionary Biology, PLOS One, Taxon, American Journal of Botany, Journal of Heredity, Scientific Report, Pest Management, Annals of Applied Biology, Journal of Systematics and Evolution, Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal.
Honors and Awards