I am a postdoctoral Researcher in University of California, Davis, working with Julin Maloof and Richard Michelmore. My work in UC Davis focuses on using advanced genomics, statistical, and computational methods to accelerate breeding of canola. I did my PhD in Auburn University using system biology method to understand how cotton gene regulatory networks involving RNA and small RNA were modified under the attack of nematode. Before coming to Davis, I received eight months postdoctoral training in USDA-ARS where I used cotton GBS data for GWAS, and identified QTL and candidate genes associated with nematode resistance.
My research passion lies in population genetics, quantitative genetics, and genomics. Using data analytics to help understand and ultimately engineer biological systems is always one of my career goals.