Jinliang Yang

Portrait of Jinliang Yang

Jinliang Yang

Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy & Horticulture

Population genetics, Statistical genomics


Yang Lab Website

Jinliang Yang’s lab focuses on bridging the gap between genotypes and phenotypes. At a broader scale, his group is keen to integrate various large-scale biological data such as phenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, methylomics datasets and functional annotations to boost the power of Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) and Genomic Selection (GS).

  • Using quantitative and population genetics approaches to understand the genetic architecture of agronomically important traits, and how deleterious alleles shape the patterns of plant adaptation.
  • Exploring the genetic basis of heterosis and predicting hybrid performance by incorporating biological annotation information.
  • Collecting and modeling complex phenotypes, such as molecular phenotypes, time series phenotypes, or phenotypes obtained via image analysis, and understanding the molecular mechanism controlling for plant development.

Graduate student mentorship through the following programs:

Research Keywords

Maize, Microbiome, Phenomics, Population Genetics, Statistical Genomics