Early Career Scientist Spotlight | Jingyin Yu

Jingyin Yu is a post doc in Zhangjun Fei‘s lab in the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University in Ithica, N.Y.

Jingyin Yu

Jingyin Yu

What is your hometown?

Shandong, China

What is the focus of your work?


Introduce yourself—your background and your current research focus.

My background is in bioinformatics and my research focus is the cucumber pangenome.

Why did you choose to work with Cucurbits and genomics?

I am very interested in the cucurbits.

What do you hope to accomplish during your time working on the CucCAP grant, and what do you most look forward to in this position?

I think that it’s very nice to promote my career in future.

Please provide a brief description of your research.

Now, I am focusing on the development of the cucurbit genomics database and cucumber pangenome analysis.

What is your favorite crop, gene, trait, pathogen, or plant disease?

Tandem duplicated genes in cucurbits.