Past Lab Members

Past Graduate Students


HAN Yu (2009-2011)

M.S. Thesis: Genetic origin of wild tigers in Southeast and South Asia and its applications in wildlife forensics.

Zhang Tingting

ZHANG Tingting (2010-2014)

M.S. Thesis: Phylogeography and population genetics of Asiatic black bears in Southwest China.

ZHENG Wanjing

ZHENG Wanjing (2011-2014)

M.S. Thesis: Genetic surveillance of the illegally traded pangolins in Asia.


SUN Ge (2009-2015)

Ph.D. Thesis: Assessing the impact of forest stand structure on distribution of Amur tigers' prey populations in Northeast China.

FENG Huihui

FENG Huihui (2012-2015)

M.S. Thesis: A decade's population genetic surveillance of illegal pangolin trade in Asia (2004-2013).


MIAO Lin (2011-2017)

Ph.D. Thesis: Population Genomics and Evolutionary History of the Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis).

HU Xuesong

HU Xuesong (2013-2017)

M.S. Thesis: Identifying the Genetic Basis of Tiger Coat Color Variations via Pedigree-Based GWAS.

CHEN Huaiqing

CHEN Huaiqing (2013-2018)


YU He (2010-2018)

Ph.D. Thesis: The Genomic Ancestry and Population Genetic Structure of Wildcats (Felis silvestris) and Domestic Cats (F. catus) in China

LIU Yuechen

LIU Yuechen (2012-2019)

Ph.D. Thesis: Genome-Wide Evolutionary Analysis of Natural History and Adaptation in the World’s Tigers


MENG Hao (2014-2020)

Ph.D. Thesis: Morphology and genetics of kinked tails of domestic cats (Felis catus) in the East and Southeast Asia

XING Yueting

XING Yueting (2013-2020)

Ph.D. Thesis: Endogenous retrovirus insertions in KIT and their associations with white and white spotting in domestic cats


SUN Xin (2015-2020)

Ph.D. Thesis: The genomic history of tigers from the Pleistocene to present - an ancient DNA perspective


SI Si (2017-2022)

Ph.D. Thesis: The genetics of traits under artificial selection in racing pigeons


Past Undergraduate Students

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ZHOU Xiaobo (2010)

B.S. Thesis: A preliminary analysis of the genetic ancestry of wild tigers (Panthera tigris) in China

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WU Shen (2011)
B.S. Thesis: A review of studies on adaptive selection in mammalian mtDNA

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LV Hai (2012)

B.S. Thesis: Proceedings in the research on the impact of global climate change on mammals


ZHANG Yue (2010-2012)

B.S. Thesis: Speciation and phylogeography of Southeast Asian mammalian species: A case study in Felidae

Liang Peng

LIANG Peng (2011-2012)

B.S. Thesis: Genetic ancestry and evolution of wild tigers (Panthera tigris) in China

Song Shiya

SONG Shiya (2010-2011)

PKU Undergraduate Research Project (Mao Yugang Foundation): Research on genetic diversity and conservation of Procapra przewalskii.

Song Yuanfang

SONG Yuanfang (2011-2012)

B.S. Thesis: Proceedings in next-generation high-throughput sequencing technology and its applications in biodiversity research

Zhang Mengqi

ZHANG Mengqi (2011-2013)

PKU Undergraduate Research Project: Multiple genetic origins of coat color variations in domestic yaks (Bos grunniens)

ZOU Zhengting

ZOU ZhengTing (2011-2013)

B.S. Thesis: An estimation of the white tiger allele age based on genome data and population genetics

XUE Haoran

XUE Haoran (2013-2017)

B.S. Thesis: Genetic Ancestry of the Extinct Javan and Bali Tigers Revealed by Ancient DNA and Genomic Sequencing Techniques

YI Xueling

YI Xueling (2015-2017)

B.S. Thesis: Comparative Phylogeography of the Mammalian Fauna on Hainan Island of China

ZENG Yichao

ZENG Yichao (2016-2017)

B.S. Thesis: Phylogeography of the Indochinese and the keeled hox turtles (Cuora spp.)

TIAN Yijie

TIAN Yijie (2016-2018)

B.S. Thesis: Population Genetics of Confiscated Brown Bear Paws from the Russian Far East and Phylognography of Far Eastern Brown Bears

KO Si Hoi

KO Si Hoi (2017-2018)

B.S. Thesis: Phenotypic Survey and Genetic Study of Short-Tailed Domestic Cats in Six Cities of China

HAN Yuchen

HAN Yuchen (2021-2023)

B.S. Thesis: Distribution of Wild Leopard Cats of Beijing Based on Fecal Samples

WANG Duchen

WANG Duchen (2021-2023)

B.S. Thesis: The Genomic Basis of the Spread Feather Color in Racing Pigeons

WU Zhenbo

WU Zhenbo (2020-2023)

B.S. Thesis: Detecting Genetic Drift and Natural Selection in the Tiger�s Evolution and Its Application in Tracing Animals� Genetic

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Past Staff

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NIE Lijia (2009-2011)

Administrative assistant and lab manager helping set up the Luo Lab during its earliest stage, after her official retirement from PKU in 2009.

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TIAN Yihua (2011-2014)

Administrative assistant from December 2011 to April 2014


Past Visiting Scholars

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Julie Betsch (2010)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Montana
Two months’ visit sponsored by US National Science Foundation East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for US Graduate Students Pursuing Science & Engineering

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Worata Klinsawat (2012-2014)

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Minnesota
Working on the effects of habitat fragmentation on patterns of genetic variation and temporal-scale changes of gene flow of large mammals including tiger (Panthera tigris), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), guar (Bos gaurus), and banteng (Bos javanicus) in the Western Forest Complexes, Thailand.


HAN Yu (2020-2022)

Ph.D., University of Oxford
working on a collaborative project on the ancient Chinese domestic cat with us, aiming to further the understanding of the origin and human-mediated dispersal of cats in China from an ancient genomic perspective.


Past Postdoctoral Researcher

Daniel Gaillard

Daniel Gaillard (2014-2017)

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Daniel's major interests are in utilizing conservation genetic tools in direct application for species management. He is also interested in wildlife forensic genetics and the use of environmental DNA samples to identify the presence of rare and/or endangered species.


Current Lab Members

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