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Scholarly Interest Report
Zhenguo Lin
Huxley Research Instructor
  • B.S. Biology (2002) Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • Ph.D. Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology (2008) Pensylvania State University, University Park, PA
Primary Department
   Department of BioSciences
Research Areas
 The genetic basis of phenotypic evolution and gene regulation divergence
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles

Li, Y., Zhang, L., Liang, X., Feng, L., Zheng, D., Yu, W., Lin, Z. Genomic and transcriptomic evolution of Saccharomyces cerevisiae under Chinese rice wine fermentation.


Lin, Z., Wang TY, Tsai BS, Wu FT, Yu FJ, Tseng YJ, Sung HM and Li WH. 2013.  Identifying cis-regulatory changes involved in the evolution of aerobic fermentation in yeasts. Genome Biol. Evol: 2013:5:1065-1078.


Zhu,Y., Lin, Z., and Nakhleh, L., 2013.  Evolution After Whole-genome Duplication: A Network Perspective. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics; 2013:3:2049-2057


Li, Y., Zhang, L.,Ball, RL., Liang, X., Li, J., Lin, Z., and Liang, H. Comparative analysis of somatic copy-number alterations across different human cancer types reveals two distinct classes of breakpoint hotspots. Human Molecular Genetics, 2012


Lin, Z., and Li, WH. 2012. Evolution of 5’untranslated region length and gene expression reprogramming in yeasts. Molecular Biology and Evolution  29: 81-89

 Book chapters

Lin, Z. and W.H. Li, Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Genetics of Yeast Carbon Metabolism. In Molecular Mechanisms in Yeast Carbon Metabolism, ed. J. Piskur and C. Compagno. 2013: Springer In press

 Invited Talks

College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Lin, Z,Wang, T-Y, and Li, W-H.  2013.  Identifying cis-Regulatory changes Involved in the Evolution of Aerobic Fermentation in Yeasts. Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Annual Conference Chicago, IL

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Jie Lv, Ph.D. Evolution of genome organization: synteny and gene order. (Thesis Committee Member)