Education and Employment:
2014 – present Postdoctoral Researcher. Lab Affiliation: Michael S. Barker. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher. Lab Affiliation: Kenneth M. Olsen. Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA
2011 - 2013 Visiting Graduate Student (part of my Ph.D. program). Advisor:
Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
2008 - 2013 Ph.D. Botany. Advisor: Yingxiong Qiu, Chengxin Fu. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
2004 – 2008 B.S. Biotech. Northwest Agriculture & Forest University, Yangling, China
I am interested in a wide range of topics in plant evolution. 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)
I have a total of 14 publications with ~ 400 citations. Below is a list of my selected publications:
More details about my publication is available on Google scholar
Symposium Participation and Presentations:
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.
Daniel Oliver Undergraduate student, University of Arizona 2017
Chenlu Di Graduate student. University of Arizona 2016
Hong An Graduate student. Huazhong Agriculture University 2014-2016
Tara Hall Undergraduate student, University of Arizona 2015- 2016
(now graduate student at Cornell University)
Daniel Cui Undergraduate student, Washington University in St. Louis 2013- 2014 (now graduate student at Washington University)
2015 Specimen and DNA collection, Selaginella, CA and AZ, USA
2013 Specimen and DNA collection, Echinochloa weeds, MO, USA
2010 Field survey, specimen and DNA collection, Ginkgo biloba, Tianmu Mt, China
2010 Ecological flora survey, Thousand-island lake, China
2009 Specimen and DNA collection, Neolitsea sericea, Zhoushan islands, China
2008 -2009 Specimen and DNA collection, Kirengeshoma palmate, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Platycrater arguta, Davidia involucrata, China.
Earth Day FLMNH, University of Florida, FL, 2013
Rice Day Stuttgart, AR, 2013
Co-found and organize Chinese St. Louis evolution discussion group, 2014
Co-found and organize Chinese Genomics Online Meet-up (chinesegenomics.weebly.com), 2017
Honors and Awards: