May 2017: Our R01 grant to study the variation and regulation of alternative splicing in mammalian transcriptomes is renewed by the NIH for four more years.
February 2017: Dr. Xing joins the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Center for Dynamic RNA Epitranscriptomes at the University of Chicago. This is a Center for Excellence in Genomic Sciences (CEGS) funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, with the main focus being to develop single base, quantitative, and sensitive sequencing methods for RNA modifications.
September 2016: We received an R01 grant from the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative to develop statistical methods and informatics pipelines for integrating transcriptomic and proteomic big data.
July 2016: We received a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) R01 grant (with Drs. Douglas Black and Kathrin Plath) to study alternative splicing regulation in the mammalian brain.
January 2016: Lan's work on primate-specific, protein-coding Alu exons is published by Genome Biology (also see "Proteome diversification by genomic parasites", research highlight by Eli Eisenberg).
Nov 2014: Shihao and Juw Won's rMATS paper has been accepted for publication by PNAS. rMATS is a computational tool to detect differential alternative splicing events from replicate RNA-Seq data. [rMATS software]
Oct 2014: Shihao received a 2-year Human Biology Fellowship from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) on “Transcriptome Isoform Networks in Huntington’s Disease”. Congratulations! [HDSA press release]
Oct 2014: We received a Developmental Research Program Award from the UCLA SPORE in Prostate Cancer.
Sep 2014: Jinkai Wang's work in collaboration with Drs. Cosmas Giallourakis (MGH) and Howard Chang (Stanford) on m6A RNA methylation of mammalian embryonic stem cells is in press at Cell Stem Cell.
Sep 2014: We received a 2-year R01 grant from the NIH Roadmap Initiative to study epigenomic control of RNA processing.
Aug 2014: Our work in collaboration with Dr. Yang Shi (Harvard) on a chromatin regulator of intron retention has been accepted for publication by Molecular Cell.
Oct 2013: Our work with Beverly Davidson (University of Iowa) on mapping microRNA binding sites in the human brain will appear in the journal Neuron.
Sep 2013: We received a 5-year NIH R01 grant (R01NS076631) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to study the transcriptome landscape of Huntington's disease.
Jun 2013: Dr. Yi Xing is appointed as a regular member of the NIH GCAT (Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology) study section (2013-2019).
Jun 2013: We received a one-year research award from the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center (BSCRC).