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Zhiqiang Ye
(812) 856-0115

Ph.D., 2013, Genetics, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

B.S., 2007, Bioengineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Before join the Lynch lab, my work are mainly focused on hypoxia adaptation of species resident on Qinghai-Tibet plateau, including yak, plateau zokor and plateau pika. By analysis the genome and transcriptome data I have identified candidate genes for hypoxia tolerance from both sequence level and expression level, those data were integrated together and several functional modules and pathways have been generated. Then I realized that the dramatic expansion of genomic data can be used to solve ancient genetic question, such as the mechanism of intron gain. Previous analysis of intron gain are either suffered from incomplete genomic data or distantly related species, the sequencing of daphnia genomes in Lynch lab offered us a great opportunity to proceed the analysis.

Qiu Q, Zhang G, Ma T, Qian W, Wang J, Ye Z et al. (2012) The yak genome and adaptation to life at high altitude. Nat Genet 44, 946–949.

Zhang ZG, Ye ZQ, Yu L, Shi P (2011) Phylogenomic reconstruction of lactic acid bacteria: an update. BMC Evol Biol 11: 1.