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Luna ZhangPhD

Analytical quantitative geneticist

Luna ZhangPhD

Analytical quantitative geneticist

Luna joined AbacusBio in July 2018 – bringing to us her broad experience in quantitative breeding, statistics, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Her strength lies in the practical application of single-step GBLUP, R programming, data analysis and genomic structural variation detection.

Originally from China, she graduated from the University of Georgia, USA with a PhD in Animal Breeding, after which she worked in BioNano Genomics as a biostatistician and bioinformatics analyst. She has also interned in Cobb-Vantress with a focus on poultry breeding modelling. 

Her focus within AbacusBio is:

  • Selection index 
  • Genetic evaluation 
  • Genetic parameter estimation 
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Breeding programme design
  • Bioinformatics