Lab Members

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Zhou Laboratory Members February 16, 2016

Current Lab Members

Postdoctoral Scholars


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Dr. Colin Kern
B.S. Computer Science, University of Delaware
M.S. Computer Science, University of Delaware
Ph.D. Computer Science and Informatics Science, University of Delaware

Ying Wang

Dr. Ying Wang 
B.S. Animal Science, Northwest Agricultural University
M.S. Poultry Genetics, Northwest Agricultural University
Ph.D. Poultry Science, Texas A&M University

Graduate Students


Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson
M.S. student in International Agriculture Development
B.S in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Khine Mon

Khine Mon 
Ph.D. student in Microbiology 
B.S. in Microbiology (minor in Chemistry), University of Arizona

Karen Tracy

Karen Tracy
Ph.D. Student in Immunology Graduate Group, University of California, Davis
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Cornell University

Tae-Hyun Kim

Tae-Hyun Kim 
Ph.D. student in Genetics
B.S. Animal Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Korea
M.S. Animal Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Korea

Perot Saelao

Perot Saelao 
Ph.D. student in Integrative Genetics and Genomics 
B.S. in Biochemistry , University of California, Davis

Junior Specialists


Kelly Chanthavixay

Kelly Chanthavixay
Biochemistry in University of California, Davis

Visiting Scholars



Xianyao Li

Dr. Xianyao Li
B.S. Animal Science, Shandong Agricultural University
M.S. Animal Genetics and Breeding, China Agricultural University
Ph.D. Animal Genetics and Breeding, China Agricultural University
Associate Professor, Shandong Agricultural University

Junjun Wang

Dr. Junjun Wang
Professor, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agriculture University
Research interests: Epigenetics mechanism for metabolic programming of low birth weight piglets.
Nutritional optimization for sows and neonatal piglets with a focus on low birth weight piglets

James Mushi

James Mushi, USAID Borlaug LEAP fellow
Ph.D. student in Veterinary Medicine, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM), Sokoine University of Agriculture
M.S. Molecular Biology, KULeven

Yuhua Zhu

Yuhua Zhu
Ph.D. student in Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, China Agricultural University
B.S. Animal Science, Huazhong Agricultural University

Dr. Hongbao Wang

Dr. Hongbao Wang
B.S. Animal Genetics and Breeding. Northeast Agricultural University, China
Ph.D Animal Genetics and Breeding. Northeast Agricultural University, China
Associate Professor, Northwest A&F University

Weibing Shi

Dr. Weibing Shi 
Visiting Bioinformatics Scientist (2015.04-present) 
Ph.D. in Entomology, emphasize in Microbiology 
Zhejiang University

Research interests:

    1. Bioinfomatics analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data
    2. Tools/pipeline development for efficient and effective analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data

Undergraduate Students


Susan Water

Susan Water
Biotechnology in University of California, Davis

Vivian Yu

Vivian Yu
Biological Science in University of California, Davis

Catherine Lopez

Catherine Lopez
Animal Science in University of California, Davis

Shannon Chee

Shannon Chee
Computer Science in University of California, Davis

Ryan Liang

Ryan Liang
Biological Sciences in University of California, Davis

Hiu Ling Mak

Hiu Ling Mak
Microbiology in University of California, Davis

Lab Alumni:


Dr. Hsin-I Chiang, 2006-2008
Current position: Assistant Professor, National Chung Hsing University

Dr. Xianyao Li, 2006-2010
Current position: Associate Professor, Shandong Agricultural University

Dr. Junjun Wang, 2009-2010
Current position: Associate Professor, China Agricultural University

Dr. Jing Zhang, 2010-2011
Current position: Associate Professor, Jilin University

Dr. Ying Wang, 2007-2011
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Davis

Mr. Parker Irisay, 2010-2011
Current position: Ph.D student in Khonkaen University in Bangkok

Mr. Xiao Li, 2009-2011
Current position: graduate student in Texas A&M University

Dr. Xianbo Jia, 2011-2012
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sichuan Agricultural University

Ms. Carolina Corkill, 2010-2011
Current position: graduate student at Texas A&M University

Ms. Carolee Hnojosa, 2010-2011
Current position: graduate student at Texas A&M University

Ms. Joey Cai, 2012
Current position:

Jason W. Abernathy

Dr. Jason W. Abernathy 
B.S. Biomedical Sciences Auburn University 
Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biosciences Auburn University
Postdoc Texas A&M University

Ali Nazmi

Ali Nazmi 
Ph.D. student in Animal Biology 
B.S. Poultry Production, Ain Shams University, Egypt
M.S. Poultry Breeding, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Daniel Gregory

Daniel Gregory 
Ph.D. student in Genetics
B.S. Biological Science, Washington State University

Lida Gehlen 

Lida Gehlen 
Master student in Avian Science 
B.S. Animal Science, University of California, Davis

Zhenghua Zhao 

Dr. Zhenghua Zhao
B.S. Animal Science, Yangzhou University
Ph.D. Animal Breeding and Genetics, Yangzhou University

Jianfeng Yuan

Dr. Jianfeng Yuan 
DVM Yangzhou University, China
M.S. Veterinary Preventive Medicine, HuaZhong Agriculture University
Ph.D. Veterinary Preventive Medicine, SouthChina Agriculture University

Akira Shimizu

Akira Shimizu 
Ph.D. student in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Shijie Lyu

Shijie Lyu 
Master student in Henan Agricultural University

Briantono Djakaria

Briantono Djakaria 
Biotechnology, University of California, Davis

Haming Yang 

Dr. Haiming Yang 
B.S. in Animal Science, Yangzhou University 
M.S. in Poultry Nutrition, Yangzhou University 
Ph.D. in Poultry Nutrition, Yangzhou University 
Associate Professor, Yangzhou University

Jason Wells 
Plant Biology in University of California, Davis

Neil D. Huefner 

Dr. Neil D. Huefner
B.S. Chemistry, University of Utah
Ph.D. Plant Biology, University of California-Davis

Huazhen Liu

Dr. Huazhen Liu 
B.S. in Animal Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University 
Ph.D. in Animal Histology and Embryology, Huazhong Agricultural University 
Associate Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

Shuang Niu

Dr. Shuang Niu   
B.S. in Food Science, China Agricultural University 
M.S. in Food Science, China Agricultural University 
Ph.D. in Food Science, China Agricultural University 
Associate Professor, China Agricultural University

Sung-Jin Lee

Dr. Sung-Jin Lee 
B.S. in Animal Science,  Kangwon National University 
M.S. in Animal Science, Seoul National University 
Ph.D. in Animal Science, Seoul National University 
Associate Professor, Seoul National University

Visiting student


Teng Ma

Teng Ma 
Ph.D student in Yangzhou University 
M.S. Animal Breeding and Genetics, Yangzhou University
B.S. Animal Science, China Agricultural University

Tasha Thompson

Tasha Thompson 
Ph.D. student in Integrative Genetics and Genomics 
B.S. in Chemistry and Anthropology, University of Utah

Jessica Chang

Jessica Chang 
Animal Biology in University of California, Davis

Jim Zheng

Jim Zheng 
Undergraduate Bioengineering in University of Pittsburgh