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Leng Liang

Hi all! I am an assistant investigator in Zhang's lab. Generally I am interested in population genetics/genomics, molecular evolution and NGS data analysis.




Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Datun Road, Chaoyang, Beijing 100101, China.


Date of Birth

Aug. 25, 1983






B.S. in Biological Engineering

School of Life Science and technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China.


Ph.D. program in Molecular Ecology and Evolution (Supervisor: Pro. De-Xing Zhang)

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


First Class Student Award, 2009

The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Pest Management, China.

CAS Presidential Scholarship, 2012

Working Experience


Postdoc Scholar, Institute of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni, Vienna.


Assistant Investigator, Institute of Zoology, CAS, Beijing.


Leng L &Zhang DX (2013). Time matters: some interesting properties of GST and D overlooked in the equilibrium perspective. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 51, 44-60.

Leng L & Zhang DX (2011). Measuring population differentiation using GST or D? A simulation study with microsatellite DNA markers under a finite island model and non-equilibrium conditions. Molecular Ecology, 20,2494-2509.

Ji YJ, Leng L, Shi CM, Hua YP & Zhang DX (2008). Eight polymorphic microsatellite markers developed in the Chinese scorpion Mesobuthus martensii(Scorpiones:Buthidae). Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 1454-1456.

Shi CM, Huang ZS, Wang L, He LJ, Hua YP, Leng L & Zhang DX (2007). Geographical distribution of two species of Mesobuthus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) in China: Insights from systematic field survey and predictive models. Journal of Arachnology, 35, 215-226.