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Xiaoqian Jiang
Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D., 2013, Bioinformatics, Northwest Argiculture & Forestry University, China

M.S., 2010, Bioinformatics, Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University, China

B.E, 2007, Light-Chemical engineering, Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, China


I am broadly interested in evolutionary biology. I use and develop computational algorithms to understand the evolutionary law in sexual/asexual populations. Most of my Ph.D works are within the theoretical population genetics. My current research is about linkage-disequilibrium mapping with whole genome sequencing data. I will develop mathematical method or modify the related computer program to determine the location of scaffolds residing on the chromosomes, and then apply those methods to analyze Daphnia genome data.


Xiaoqian Jiang, Baolin Mu, Zhuoran Huang, Mingjing Zhang, Xiaojuan Wang, Shiheng Tao. Impacts of mutation effects and populationsize on mutation rate in asexual populations: a simulation study BMC Evol Biol 2010 10:298

Xiaoqian Jiang, Zhao Xu,, Jingjing Li, Youyi Shi, Wenwu Wu, Shiheng Tao. The Influence of Deleterious Mutations on Adaptation in Asexual Populations PLoS ONE November 2011 | Volume 6 | Issue 11 | e27757

Xiaoqian Jiang, Shaojun Hu, Yujun Chang, Qi Xu, Shiheng Tao. Relative effects of segregation and recombination on the evolution of sex in finite diploid populations Heredity ┬áJuly 2013; doi: 10.1038/hdy.2013.72