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.


Current project

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

Human genetics

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