May 1, 2020: My manuscript on "The impact of recessive deleterious variants on the detection of adaptive introgression in human populations" got accepted at Genetics! Here's the link for the full article: https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.120.303081
May 1, 2020: I gave a poster presentation (online Q&A session) at the virtualized TAGC/PEQG conference on my most recent work of "Recessive deleterious variants have a limited impact on the detection of adaptive introgression in human populations"
April 17, 2020: I hosted the virtual symposium entitled "Thriving at miles high - studying high altitude adaptation across the globe", which was originally an invited podium symposium for the 89th AAPA annual meeting (in-person meeting canceled due to COVID-19). The Zoom session and Facebook Live-streaming of the symposium were extremely successful, with ~100 audience watching online throughout the session! Thanks so much again for those who contributed to the symposium and supported us!
Mar 2020: I gave a webinar talk for the Chinese Genomics Meet-up Online (Title: Upon the encounter between archaic and modern humans: why deleterious mutations matter)
Dec 2019: I gave a seminar talk at BGI Research Institute in Shenzhen, China (Title: Statistical methods to detect archaic adaptive introgression)
Dec 2019: I gave a podium talk at the International Symposium on Paleoanthropology in Commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the Discovery of the First Skull of Peking Man held in Beijing, China (Title: Denisovan Introgression and the Evolutionary History of EPAS1 gene in Tibetans)
Aug 2019: I gave a seminar talk at the School of Archaeology at University of Oxford, UK (Title: Genetic Legacies from archaic humans)
July 2019: I gave an oral presentation in an Open Symposium session at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) in Manchester, UK. (Title: MLAdapt - a machine learning-based method for detecting genome-wide adaptive introgression)
June 2019: I received 2nd place in Best Short Talk Award at the Inaugural Los Angeles Postdoc Research Symposium held at UCLA CNSI. (Talk title: Genetic Legacy from archaic humans: a tale of Denisovans, Tibetans, and EPAS1 gene)
March 2019: I gave a podium talk at the 88th AAPA meeting in Cleveland, OH. (Session 20: Genotype-Phenotype Studies; Title: Archaic Introgression Largely Affected High Altitude Adaptation and the Evolutionary History of EPAS1 in Tibet)
Oct 2018: I had a poster presentation at the ASHG annual meeting in San Diego, CA.