Ziyue Gao Receives Sloan Fellowship

Posted On: February 17, 2021

Ziyue Gao, an assistant professor of Genetics and member of the Penn Center for Global Genomics and Health Equity, has been selected as a 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. This award recognizes and rewards early-career scholars that have proven to be the most “promising scientific researchers working today”. Ziyues’s lab focuses on better understanding how mutation, demographic history, and natural selection shape genetic variation within and between populations. They do this by using computational approaches to develop new theories and apply novel analyses to genomic data from human populations and other species. Before joining the department last year, during a pandemic, Ziyue grew up in Beijing, China. She received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Tsinghua University. She then did her Ph.D study in genetics at the University of Chicago, working with Dr. Molly Przeworski, and completed postdoc training in Jonathan Pritchard’s group at Stanford. We are very happy to have her part of our team and to celebrate her successes!