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Shujin LUO

Shujin LUO 


Email: Luo.shujin(at)pku(dot)edu(dot)cn;

Telephone: +86-10-62752307;

Lab Homepage: http://luo-lab.org


Research Area:

Genomic Diversity and Evolution

Species adapts to the varying environment via their phenotypic diversity as determined by genomic diversity. Understanding the genetic basis of evolution and adaptation is of tremendous importance for biodiversity conservation. Our research bridges the traditional fields of wildlife ecology and biogeography to the cutting-edge advances in molecular genetics and the emerging fields of genomics and bioinformatics. Employing these powerful new tools we are aiming to describe the hierarchy of biodiversity, to reconstruct evolutionary and demographic patterns, and to answer basic and applied questions associated with mammalian adaptation, population structure, behavior, and systematic relationships.


Selected Publications: .

1. Xue HR, Yamaguchi N, Driscoll CA, Han Y, Bar-Gal GK, Zhuang Y, Mazak JH, Macdonald DW, O’Brien SJ, Luo SJ* (2015). Genetic ancestry of the extinct Javan and Bali tigers. Journal of Heredity 106(3): 247-257.
2. Zhang MQ, Xu X, Luo SJ* (2014). The genetics of brown coat color and white spotting in domestic yaks (Bos grunniens). Animal Genetics 45(5): 652-659.
3. Luo SJ*, Zhang Y, Johnson WE, Miao L, Martelli P, Antunes A, Smith JLD, O’Brien SJ* (2014). Sympatric Asian felid phylogeography reveals a major Indochinese-Sundaic divergence. Molecular Ecology 23(8): 2072-2092.
4. Xu X, Dong GX, Hu XS, Miao L, Zhang XL, Zhang DL, Yang HD, Zhang TY, Zou ZT, Zhang TT, Zhuang Y, Bhak J, Cho YS, Dai WT, Jiang TJ, Xie C, Li R*, Luo SJ*(2013). The genetic basis of white tigers. Current Biology 23(11): 1031-1035. [Cover Story]
5. Luo SJ*, Johnson WE, Martenson J, Antunes A, Martelli P, Uphyrkina O, Traylor-Holzer K, Smith JLD, O’Brien SJ* (2008). Subspecies genetic assignments of worldwide captive tigers increase conservation value of captive populations. Current Biology 18(8): 592-596. [Cover Story]
6. Luo SJ, Kim JH, Johnson WE, van der Walt J, Martenson J, Yuhki N, Miquelle DG, Uphyrkina O, Goodrich JM, Quigley HB, Tilson R, Brady G, Martelli P, Subramaniam V, McDougal C, Hean S, Huang SQ, Pan W, Karanth UK, Sunquist M, Smith JLD, O’Brien SJ (2004). Phylogeography and genetic ancestry of tigers (Panthera tigris). PLoS Biology 2 (12): 2275-2293/e442. [Cover Story]

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