People – Dr. Ying Li Lab

Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ying Li
Department:  Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Ying grew up in Guilin, China and then went to Beijing for her undergraduate degree at Tsinghua. In 2005, Ying came to U.S. and got her PhD degree in University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She then lived in the heart of Manhattan for five years working as a Postdoc at New York University. In 2016, she moved back to the Midwest, and started her own lab at Purdue, West Lafayette.

Area of expertise: Functional genomics; Epigenomics; Histone modification; Environmental responses; Systems Biology; Plant Genetics

 Address:  625 Agriculture Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907
 Phone:  (765) 494-0104
 Email:  li2627@purdue.edu

Post-Doctoral

Rachel McCoy

USDA postdoc fellow
Research focus: alternative transcript isoforms; N metabolism; epigenetic regulators

Ryan Patrick

USDA postdoc fellow
Research focus: Plant environmental epigenomics

Graduate student

Emily Kuhn

OUR scholar
Martin Agricultural Research Fund Scholar
Emily studies maize genetics using a combination of field experiments and next gen sequencing.

Liang Tang

Research focus: plant functional genomics and epigenomics

 Address:  625 Agriculture Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Undergraduate researcher

MarySara Albert

MarySara studies root foraging for nitrogen and epigenetic regulators.

Zheng Rong (Ethan) Yee

Ethan studies the role of epigenetic regulators in plant nitrogen responses

Honorary member

Holly and Baimei

Baimei and Holly were born in Clinton, Illinois in 2008. They traveled with Ying to New York City and lived in the Greenwich village for five years. They moved back to the midwest in 2016 and have been happy ever since.

Research focus: biotic stress of ornamental plants

Past Lab Members

Technician

Elena Yakubova

working at Inari.

 Address:  625 Agriculture Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Graduate student

Russell Julian

Now working at Base5 Genomics.

 Address:  625 Agriculture Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Undergraduate researcher

Clint Peacock

Now in Purdue Vet.

James Moon

Now at WUSTL.

Leah Coughlin

Leah studies plant nitrogen responses using genetics, physiological and molecular approaches.

Wenyi Ran

OUR scholar
Martin Agricultural Research Fund Scholar
Now at Yale graduate school.