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Diversity and Inclusion

Genetic variation and phenotypic diversity are natural characteristics of humans as a species. As a Human Genetics lab, we are striving to understand the genetic basis of phenotypic diversity, for the benefits of human health and well-being. In the meanwhile, we sincerely value the diversity of researchers that are making the discoveries. In the YE lab, we are committed to diversity in all its forms. We strive to cultivate an inclusive, safe and supportive environment for students and scholars of all racial and socioeconomic groups, religious and cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, and disability status. We work diligently to maintain a lab where all scholars can thrive, free from discrimination, bigotry, inequity, harassment, or any kind of violence.

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Staff Scientists, Visiting Scholars and Students
We are open to new visiting scholars and students with relevant research interests. Please contact Kaixiong if you are interested in visiting the Ye lab. There is currently no opening position for staff scientist or lab technician.
Postdoctoral Researchers
With the recently funded R35 MIRA, we are looking for postdocs. If you are interested in joining, please email your CV and a brief statement of research interest to Kaixiong.

Besides, I am always happy to work with highly motivated candidates to help them obtain external fellowship or other fundings.
Graduate Students
Graduate students in the Ye lab can obtain their PhD in either Genetics or Bioinformatics. Usually, prospective students join these PhD programs through application to the UGA Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) program. As an alternative, students with strong quantitative backgrounds (e.g., mathematics, computer sciences, physics, engineering, statistics) are encouraged to apply to the Bioinformatics Fellowship, which provides an even more generous stipend. Students admitted in either way will do three rotations in the first semester.

Students interested in joining the lab should contact Kaixiong directly, attaching a statement of research interest, your CV and transcript, which doesn't have to an official copy. Prospective students are welcome to contact Kaixiong before you apply to inquire about openings and your fit for the lab.
Undergraduate and High-school Students
For undergrad and high-school students who are interested in scientific research, I strongly encourage you to join a lab and get involved in real research projects. It will not only develop your research skills and scientific knowledge but also inform your career choice. My personal undergrad research experience has been life-changing and now I am committed to provide research opportunities for undergrad and high-school students.

There are two kinds of research opportunities in the lab: computational and experimental. For computational projects, you will be analyzing biological data on computers with existing software or your own scripts written in Python or R. Prior programming experience is preferred, but not required. For experimental projects, you will be doing molecular experiments, cell culture, DNA/RNA sequencing, etc.

Priority will be given to students who are able to commit at least 3 semesters, with a minimum of 12 hours per week. Ideally, we would like you to stay in our lab until you graduate. Highly motivated students should contact Kaixiong, with a description of your interest and attaching your transcript and CV.

Students at UGA can do research for course credit and/or an Honors thesis. Please check out the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) for information about course credits (Research Courses or Thesis Course) and research assistantship.

Mentoring Philosophy

I want everyone in my lab happy and successful. I am committed to creating a lab environment that is conducive to happiness and productivity, and to helping my trainees achieve the scientific and career goals they set for themselves. (More to come)