Crop Wild Relatives

Crop wild relatives provide a tremendous amount of unexplored genetic variations for resistance against pests and diseases and tolerance of abiotic stresses relevant for climate change adaptation. I am using crops and their wild relatives as my study system.

Study Functional Constraint Regions for Crop Improvement

Identifying regions shaped by selection and pinpoint the functional constraint regions contributing to the phenotypes. Recent work on functional constraint regions by conserved alternative splicing across species is the cover story of GENETICS.

Study structural variation for crop improvement

Catalog Structural variation and identify their functional impact and adaptive role for crop improvement and environmental adaptation.

Study Gene Regulation for Crop Improvement

Study gene regulation from chromatin, methylation, transcription, splicing and translation, and their contribution to the phenotypes and the environmental adaptation.


American Journal of Botany (2018)

Nature Genetics (2018)

The Plant Genome (2018)

American Journal of Botany (2018)

Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine (2018)

Genetics (2017)

Current Biology (2017)

Molecular Ecology Resources (2017)

Frontiers in Plant Science (2017)

Genome Biology and Evolution (2017)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017)

Molecular Ecology Resource (2015)

American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (2014)

BMC Plant Biology (2014)

New Phytologist (2014)

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology (2014)

Compendium of Bioenergy Plants: Corn (2014)

Science (2013)

Molecular biology and evolution (2013)

Thesis (M.S. 2010) – Central Washington University

Blog Posts

Here is a collection of resource and notes about quantative genetics and population genetics.


Here I collect some resources for people interested in learning R, Python and Perl.


Recent I gave a talk about my PhD work at Chinese Genomics online Meet-up.