Hi, I'm Ling, a 5th-year PhD student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. (My name is Lu Yang, under which papers are published, but I go by Ling - I know it's confusing!)
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.
For the next stage, I'm thinking about working on the evolution of neural basis of behavior in mammals. (Shoot me an email if you know an opening!)
Prior to graduate school I went to Peking University in Beijing, China for undergraduate, majoring in neuroscience and molecular biology. I also worked as a part-time photographer and graphic designer back then.
Outside of science, I enjoy spending time with my bunny, reading and writing popular science articles, traveling, and photography.