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Rucheng Diao

PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics, Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Here is a picture of me with an alternative hair style.

Contact
3315 MSRB III
SPC5606, 1150 W. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0600
diaorch@umich.edu

Education
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

Publications
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]

Awards and Certificate Completions 
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

    2014
        Undergraduate Research Assistant, Cui Lab, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, China
        Research focus: inflammasome pathway regulation (wet-lab)