Hua Yang author of Predominantly inverse modulation of gene expression in genomically unbalanced disomic haploid maize
Current Position: Postdoc at University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, US
Education: BS in Plant science and technology, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, China; PhD in Crop genetics and breeding, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Non-scientific Interests: I love to listen to Xiangsheng (a traditional Chinese form of stand-up comedy) and rock music, work out, and watch movies (especially Westerns).
Brief bio: I started my graduate study at China Agricultural University in Beijing from 2010 under the supervision of Dr. Yingyin Yao. My PhD project was to understand how a histone modification enzyme (histone deacetylase 101) regulates seed development in maize. During this time, I fall in love with maize genetics. Soon after finishing my PhD in 2016, I join Dr. James Birchler’s lab as a postdoc in University of Missouri, US. In my work, I have been involved with several interesting projects. The first one is to understand the molecular mechanism of genomic unbalance in maize. The second project is to identify a trans factor that controls non-disjunction of the maize B chromosome at the second pollen mitosis. I am also involved in a heterosis project.