This is the professional page of Yu S. Huang/黄宇. I'm a Postdoc with Prof. Nelson Freimer at Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, UCLA, (since Nov 2010). The main topics are population genetics and trait mapping (pedigree or population) in vervet monkeys. I am in the middle of analyzing the whole-genome DNA sequences from >700 monkeys of a vervet pedigree and >100 wild population monkeys. Check here for formal CV.
I completed my PhD in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at USC, Oct 2010, under the supervision of Magnus Nordborg, working primarily on association mapping and population genetics in Arabidopsis thaliana. Before pursuing my PhD under Magnus, I had worked on the topic of gene function/network inference from gene expression data through graph theory. In July 2003, I received BSc in Biology from Fudan University. Biology turned out to be a tough choice given my interest was always in more quantitative science (maths, physics, computer science). Fortunately, bioinformatics was around the corner (ushered in by the completion of human genome project) and I jumped on the wagon right away. I graduated from a relatively obscure high school in Shanghai, Chuansha High School. Chuansha was where my family is rooted for generations. It existed until 1991 when it was entirely absorbed into Pudong New Area.
In my spare time, I read lavishly to satiate my wide range of interests, Economist, NYT, HBR, Engadget, books about history, leadership1,2,3, economics/business 1,2, fictions1,2, or just anything1. I enjoy swimming, riding Original Apex 34, Landyachtz Grom Race, snowboard, and surfing. Occasionally, I take out my little Ninja 250R for a spin or babysit dogs.
Contact me by polyactis at ucla dot edu. Follow me via twitter/google+ and blog. For people who are looking for my various log files, please head to the log folder in google doc or the dying but still more comprehensive http://crocea.mednet.ucla.edu/log/.
Affiliation Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, Semel Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
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