Liang Gong, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

My research interests are the single molecule long-read sequencing technologies, genomic structural variations and their contribution to the transcriptional regulation in cancer genome.

I received my Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Huazhong Agricultural University where I studied the genetic and biochemical bases of rice metabolome variation by an approach combined genomics, genetics and metabolomics. Previously, I received my B.S. in Biological Science at Huazhong Agricultural University. After getting my Ph.D., I joined Dr. Wei Chia-Lin’s lab at DOE Joint Genome Institute, working on the epigenetic control of drought response in sorghum.

Currently I am a postdoctoral associate in our Genome Technologies group. My researches focus on developing ultra-long read sequencing methods with the third generation single-molecule sequencing technologies and applying them with other cutting edge genome technologies to identify the genomic structural variations in cancer genome.

Education and experience

Experience

The Jackson Laboratory
Postdoctoral Associate
Adv: Dr. Chia-Lin Wei
2016-present

DOE Joint Genome Institute
Postdoctoral Associate
Adv: Dr. Chia-Lin Wei
2015-2016

Education

Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Adv: Dr. Qifa Zhang
2008-2015

Huazhong Agricultural University, China
B.S., Biological Science
2004-2008