My research interests include testing, developing, streamlining and implementation of new genomic technologies and methodologies, improvement and optimization of protocols using cutting-edge nucleic acid and library preparation, NGS and associated technologies.
I received my Ph.D majoring in Molecular Genetics and Genomics from Auburn University. I was trained in both dry lab and wet lab, so I gained skills on how to design a research project, how to apply genetic and genomic techniques to examine questions using next-generation approaches, and how to handle data analysis including generation of the genome sequences, de novo assembly, genome annotation and gene ontology.
Upon completion of my Ph.D., I joined Uconn Health, working on human genetic diseases. Linkage studies were performed to identify disease gene loci in families where keloids are inherited. Then genome-wide whole exome sequencing was employed to detect genetic variants in those families. Finally, I undertook the data analysis tasks as well as the validation of the hypothesis.
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