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Haibao Tang, Ph.D.
Senior Bioinformatics Engineer

PhResearch Interests and Accomplishments

Haibao Tang is a Senior Bioinformatics Engineer at JCVI, working on genome assembly, annotation, and analyses of plant genomes. He earned his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of Georgia and continued on his postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined JCVI in 2010. During his Ph.D. and postdoctoral research, he devised novel computational methods to clarify the evolution of flowering plants. His method revealed deep genome duplication events and surprising properties of the early flowering plant genomes, and improved power to correlate homologous regions between the genomes of monocots and eudicots. He has a demonstrated record of developing novel and robust algorithms for comparing genome structures, some of which are implemented in the CoGe online comparative genomics platform currently hosted at iPlant.

He has made significant contributions to the analysis of several plant genomes including papaya, sorghum, Medicago, Brassica and tomato. He is familiar with the mainstream genome assembly and annotation pipelines, which he is now applying to the broccoli, willow, and alfalfa data. At JCVI, his main responsibility is the construction and improvement of the Medicago pseudomolecules and their annotation.

Select Publications

Tang, H., Woodhouse, M. R., et al.
Altered Patterns of Fractionation and Exon Deletions In Brassica rapa Support a Two-step Model of Paleohexaploidy.

Genetics. 2012 Apr 01; 190: 1563-74.[more]

Tang, H., Lyons, E., et al.
Screening Synteny Blocks In Pairwise Genome Comparisons Through Integer Programming.

BMC bioinformatics. 2011 Mar 01; 12: 102.[more]

Tang, H., Sezen, U., et al.
Domestication and Plant Genomes

Current opinion in plant biology. 2010 Apr 01; 13(2): 160-6.[more]

Tang, H., Bowers, J. E., et al.
Angiosperm Genome Comparisons Reveal Early Polyploidy In the Monocot Lineage

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2010 Jan 05; 107(1): 472-7.[more]

Paterson, A. H., Bowers, J. E., et al.
The Sorghum bicolor Genome and the Diversification of Grasses

Nature. 2009 Jan 29; 457(7229): 551-6.[more]

Tang, H., Wang, X., et al.
Unraveling Ancient Hexaploidy Through Multiply-aligned Angiosperm Gene Maps

Genome research. 2008 Dec 01; 18(12): 1944-54.[more]

Tang, H., Bowers, J. E., et al.
Synteny and Collinearity In Plant Genomes

Science. 2008 Apr 25; 320(5875): 486-8.[more]

Ming, R., Hou, S., et al.
The Draft Genome of the Transgenic Tropical Fruit Tree papaya (Carica papaya Linnaeus)

Nature. 2008 Apr 24; 452(7190): 991-6.[more]