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NamePositionBackground Contact
Yong E. Zhang Principal Investigator PhD in Bioinformatics, Peking University

Shengjun Tan Assistant Investigator
PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Nanjing University
Liang Leng Assistant Investigator PhD in Molecular Ecology, Institute of Zoology
Jinbo Wang Assistant Investigator PhD in Developmental Biology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology               
Yaqiong Zhang Lab Manager MA in Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultral University

Huijing Ma PhD Student BA in Bioengineering, Chongqiong University
Dan Zhang PhD Student BA in Biotechnology, Northwest A&F University
Chenyu Ma PhD Student BA in Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University
Hangxing Jia PhD Student BA in Life Sciences, Wuhan University
Daqi Yu PhD Student BA in Biological Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Mengxia Wang Graduate Student BA in Life Sciences, China Agricultural University
Xinghuan Lai
Graduate Student BA in Life Sciences, Nanjing University

Hao Yuan Graduate Student BA in Life Sciences and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University
Ling Sun Prospective Graduate Student BA in Life Sciences, Nanjing University
Yun Deng Intern Student Undergraduate Student in Life Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Previous Members

  1. Yi Shao recieved his PhD training on comparative genomics from 2012 to 2019. He joined the Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing (CIBR) as an internet administrator.
  2. Chunyan Chen recieved her PhD training on comparative genomics from 2012 to 2019. She joined the College of North-West Industrial University as a special lecturer.
  3. Yanan Mao graduated in this summer of 2019 with a master degree.
  4. Yuheng Guan was a intern student from 2017.11 to 2019.5 and focused on evolution of gene expression across mammals. He later on joined the Institute of Neuroscience for his PhD study.
  5. Chen Qu was involved in functional studies of few new genes from 2017.9 to 2019.1. She left the lab to be a preschool teacher later.
  6. Jiawei Huang was invlolved in statistical modelling. He graduated with a master degree on Jun, 2018. After that, he joined a biotech company as a statistitian.
  7. Xiyuan Guan is an undergraduate student in Life Sciences (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences). Since the middle 2016 to the late 2017, she was a intern studens of the lab. She explored whether Y chromosome could encode new genes. She left lab for an oversea exchange program.
  8. Wenwen Shi was a postdoc in the lab since 2013.7 to 2016.5, She helped set up the wet lab and implement Ribo-seq technique. Then, she left lab to be an assistant investigator in Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology.
  9. Rigen Te was a intern student between 2014.3 and 2014.8. With chemical training, he tried to set up RNA-seq and Ribo-seq techniques in the lab. He then left for a postgraduate degree in chemical engineering.
  10. Haiwang Yang was the first postdoc in the lab. From 2011.12 to 2014.1, he analyzed how gene loss occured within species. He also helped set up the wet lab. He left to be a postdoc in Brian Oliver's lab in NIDDK, NIH.
  11. Dantong Liu was an intern student between 2012.10 and 2013.5. With statistical training, she tried to implement and optimize weighted gene co-coexpressional network analysis platform. She joined a IT company later.
  12. Robin Burns was an intern student between 2012.7 and 2012.10. He attempted to understand how the early neurodevelopment is different between human and mouse with respect to gene ages. He later pursed a PhD degree in Magnus Nordborg's lab in Vienna.
  13. Chenglu Zhang was an intern student between 2011.9 and 2012.7 and he served as the IT administrator. Now, he is pursing a postgraduate degree in computer science in Shanghai Jiaotong University.
  14. Li Zhang was the first lab member. As a research scientist between 2011.9 and 2011.12, he helped design the lab together with the computational evolutionary genomics tutorial. He joined Manyuan Long's lab of University of Chicago.