Research Interests:

  • Comparative and functional genomics of allelic imbalance:
  • Genomics and metagenomics on host-microbial interactions
  • Assorted topics in evolutionary genomics

Keywords: Genomics; Epigenomics; Metagenomics; Evolution; Gene Expression

Our lab is focused on the genetic and epigenetic regulation of gene expression in vertebrates and insects, with emphasis on functional, evolutionary, comparative genomic/epigenomic analyses of allelic imbalance.


Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University
2017 - present

Adjunct Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Past Affiliations

Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University (past)
2011 - 2017

Veterinary Medicine
PhD, Cornell University, Genetics and Genomics, 2011
BS, Fudan University, Biological Sciences, 2004
veterinary medicine human population and genetics epigenetics gene expression entomology genetics dna sequencing rna genomics evolution
Chinese, English
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Entomology Society of America
Genetics Society of America
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
The American Society of Human Genetics