Jinliang Yang joined the faculty in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture July 1, 2017, as an assistant professor in plant quantitative and statistical genomics.
Yang comes from Hebei Province of China. He received his doctorate in genetics in 2014 from Iowa State University. His doctoral research focused on dissecting the genetic components controlling phenotypic variations in maize using genome-wide association studies. Jinliang conducted his post-doctoral research in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis, where he worked on population genetics and epigenetics of maize and its wild ancestor, teosinte.
His current research focuses on bridging the gap between genotypes and phenotypes. At a broader scale, he is keen to integrate various large-scale biological datasets, such as phenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, methylomics data and functional annotations, to boost the power of genome-wide association study and genomic selection.
In his spare time, Jinliang enjoys spending time with his family such as playing games with his lovely daughter, exploring different types of food together, and traveling around the country.
For more information about Yang's research, see Jinliang Yang Lab.