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利用组学、遗传学和微生物学方法,以纤毛虫原生动物、细菌、酵母等为研究模式,研究生物多样性的产生与演变机制,聚焦真原核微生物的突变规律和生活史演化,具体研究主题如下:

A. 表型可塑性与适应性演化

B. 基因组演化以及稳定性机制

C. 环境胁迫下的突变形成

D. 医疗及环境水体中病原微生物的抗药性演化

E. 水产养殖病害纤毛虫的生物防治


We are interested in the generation and change of biodversity, with a focus on mutation rate and life history evolution. The research models are quite broad, including ciliates, bacteria, yeast, etc. Our research strategy combines population genetics theory, experimental evolution, -omics sequencing, genetic techniques, and bioinformatic tools. The lab deems the training of independent researchers as our first task and research as the second. Graduate students would receive complete training of scientific research and multiple undergrad assistants are also provided for their research. We are now exploring the following topics:

A. Phenotypic plasticity of ciliates, and its role in evolution

B. Genome instability and evolution of marine microbial organisms

C. Ecological dependence of mutation rate

D. Antibiotic resistance evolution of pathogens in medical and natural environments

E. Biocontrol of pathogenic ciliates in aquaculture