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Rucheng Diao

PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics, Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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SPC5606, 1150 W. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0600
Twitter: @diaorch

M.S. in Bioinformatics from the University of Michigan, 2017
B.S. in Biotechnology from Sun Yat-sen University, China, 2015

Research Interests 
Profiling transcriptional regulation logic in E. coli
  • Searching for anticipatory regulation in E. coli under stress conditions in high throughput data sets
  • High-resolution mapping of genome position-dependent transcriptional propensity in E. coli, working with Scott Scholz
Identifying targets and patterns in protein-nucleic acid interaction

  • Scholz, S. A., Diao, R., Wolfe, M. B., Fivenson, E. M., Lin, X. N., & Freddolino, P. L. (2019). High-resolution mapping of the Escherichia coli chromosome reveals positions of high and low transcription. Cell systems, 8(3), 212-225. [HTML]
  • Abshire, E.T., Hughes, K.L., Diao, R., Pearce, S., Gopalakrishna, S., Trievel, R.C., Rorbach, J., Freddolino, P.L. and Goldstrohm, A.C., 2020. Differential processing and localization of human Nocturnin controls metabolism of mRNA and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide cofactors. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295(44), pp.15112-15133. [HTML]

Awards and Certificate Completions 
  • Preparing Future Faculty Seminar Completion Certificate, 2020, Rackham Graduate School and Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), University of Michigan (A seminar series with peer-led discussions on roles of faculties in higher education, teaching philosophy and pedagogy, and developing and supporting identities in academic settings.)
  • Bioinformatics Student Service Award, 2019, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan
  • Rackham Professional Development DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Certificate, 2019
  • Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, 2019
  • Rackham Conference Travel Grant, 2017, 2018

Research History

    2015 to Present:
        Graduate Research Assistant, Freddolino Lab, Biological Chemistry Department, University of Michigan

    2011 to 2015 
        Undergraduate Research Assistant, Ren Lab, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, China
        Research focus: transcriptome data analysis

        Undergraduate Research Assistant, Cui Lab, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, China
        Research focus: inflammasome pathway regulation (wet-lab)