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Research in our lab focuses on the inter-individual genomic diversity, and the impact of genomic variation.


Mobile DNA Element Biology

Mobile DNA elements account for at least 40%-50% of the content of mammalian genomes, including human…

Disease Gene Identification

Annotating function variants, assessing the likelihood a variant’s impact, and identifying candidate disease-causing genes…

Human Population

A good understanding of human evolution history can help us interpret the distributions of rare and common disease causing alleles…

Recent News

New Grant: Disease Gene Discovery on Gene Interaction Networks

In collaboration with Dr. Min Xu at the Department of Statistics, we are awarded a Life Sciences Alliance Pilot Seed Funding grant from the Life Sciences Alliance Task Force at … Read More

Jason received Bernstein Scholarship

Jason received the highly-competitive David and Dorothy Bernstein Endowed Scholarship for Summer Research and will work on the active-module identification method development in the summer. Congratulations Jason!

New Publication: Identifying novel meiosis/fertility genes in Drosophila

Our study on identifying novel genes involved in meiosis and fertility in Drosophila melanogaster is published in Scientific Reports. Congratulations to Siqi and all co-authors!

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