Ph.D. in Biology, Arizona State University, 2011
1. Pattern in the genomic variation shaped by interacting forces of natural selection and random genetic drift
I study these topics with genomic polymorphism data of Daphnia in my postdoctoral researches. Genetic characteristics found in Daphnia, including strong population structure and existence of sexual and asexual individuals, provide exciting opportunities to investigate the topics. In order to analyze genomic data of an organism generated by the inherently error-prone genomic sequencing, I develop mathematical methods for estimating population parameters, including the population differentiation measure FST and the linkage disequilibrium coefficient D, from genomic polymorphism data under the presence of erroneous sequence reads.