Pengyao Jiang

Principal investigator
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Pengyao is an Assistant Professor at the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution and School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, who started her position in January 2024.

Before starting her own lab, Pengyao worked as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, working with Dr. Kelley Harris and Dr. Maitreya Dunham.

She did her Ph. D. at the Department of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Chicago (2010-2017), working with Dr. John Reinitz and Dr. Martin Kreitman.


URA6 mutations provide an alternative mechanism for 5-FOA resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

The effect of mutational robustness on the evolvability of multicellular organisms and eukaryotic cells

High-throughput approaches to functional characterization of genetic variation in yeast

A Modified Fluctuation Assay with a CAN1 Reporter in Yeast

A modified fluctuation assay reveals a natural mutator phenotype that drives mutation spectrum variation within Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Natural variation of the expression pattern of the segmentation gene even-skipped in melanogaster.

Effect of genetic variation in a Drosophila model of diabetes-associated misfolded human proinsulin.

Two-time-scale population evolution on a singular landscape.


Successful execution of Hoffman Winston protocol

Preprint posted on the URA6 mutants!

First amplicon sequencing with plasmidsaurus

So much news today!

Welcome new members!

Tianyu joined the lab!

Pengyao's Robustness paper accepted

Pengyao signed the offer at ASU