My name is Lu Yang, under which papers are published,
but I go by Ling ;-)
I'm a PhD student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Following my advisor Peter Andolfatto's move, I now work at Columbia University as a visiting graduate student.
My research focuses on the evolution of toxin resistance in insects and vertebrates. By combining genomic tools and gene editing, I want to understand the genetic basis of adaptive traits and how adaptation is constrained.
Prior to graduate school, I went to Peking University for undergraduate. I majored in biology and worked in labs studying learning and memory, circadian rhythm, and functional genomics.
I also worked as a part-time graphic designer back then.
In the next stage, I would like to go back to my long-lasting interest in neuroscience and combine it with my expertise in genomics to study the evolution of behavior from an evo-devo angle.