I got my bachelor and master degree in animal science in China Agricultural University. In 2015, I got my PhD degree in Animal Genetics in Ohio State University. During this period, I did some studies about genetic polymorphism and expression regulation of important genes related to adipogenesis in pigs and chickens, muscle development and coat color in pigs, and hair growth in sheep. After that, I did postdoc research on chicken immunogenetics in Iowa State University, trying to understand genetic regulation of heat stress tolerance and disease resistance through transcriptome analysis. In 2017, I started my research on chicken major histocompatibility complex Y (MHC-Y) structure, expression and functions in bacterial resistance in Beckman Research Institute in City of Hope National Medical Center.
City of Hope
Poultry genomics, NGS, Functional Genomics, Immunogenetics