Since March 2019, I joined Dr. Xing's lab as a Postdoctoral Associate.
My research interests are in transcriptomics, genomics, proteomics, and human genetics. Currently, I study the genetics of Tourette syndrome and effects of mobile element in gene expression.
Identified disease causal genes using Whole-exome sequencing (WES) data in Tourette Syndrome (TS) project.
Studied tissue-specific expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) associated with novel mobile elements insertion/deletion events in the human genome using GTEx WGS data.
Areas of research
NGS data analysis
Previous research areas
Gene prediction and annotation of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta; Immunoproteomics of Manduca sexta and Anopheles gambiae; Functional Study of Stress-Responsive Peptides.
MCuNovo, a tool to select the best gene models for protein-coding genes; DELTA, a program to perform the comparison of cell lineage trees
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e-mail: xiaolong [dot] cao [at] rutgers [dot] edu