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Assistant Research Professor of Biology: Ma Lab
Hao Li


Ph.D., Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2015

B.S., Biological Sciences, Shanxi University, China, 2009


Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Fudan University, China, 2017-2018

Postdoc, Fudan University, China, 2015-2017


Research Interests

Genome evolution and its implications on functional innovations in plants.

1. Retention and loss of duplicate genes in plants and functional implications.

2. Phylogenetic and evolutionary history of gene families related to key biological processes.

3. Phylogenomic and comparative analysis of lineage-specific genes.


Selected Publications

Li, H., Huang, C.-H., Ma, H.* (2019) Whole-genome duplications in pear and apple. In: Korban, S. (eds) The Pear Genome. Pg. 279-299. Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer, Cham.

Qi, X., Kuo, L.-Y., Guo, C., Li, H., Li, Z., Qi, J., Wang, L., Hu, Y., Xiang, J., Zhang, C., Guo, J., Huang. C.-H.*, Ma, H.* (2018) A well-resolved fern nuclear phylogeny reveals the evolution history of numerous transcription factor families. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 127: 961-977.

Li, H.#, Shi, Q.#, Zhang, Z., Zeng, L., Qi, J.*, Ma, H.* (2016) Evolution of the leucine-rich repeat receptor-like protein kinase gene family: Ancestral copy number and functional divergence of BAM1 and BAM2 in Brassicaceae. J. Syst. Evol. 54: 204-218. (# contributed equally to this work)

Li, H., Meng, F., Guo, C., Wang, Y., Xie, X., Zhu, T., Zhou, S., Ma, H., Shan, H.*, Kong, H.* (2014) MeioBase: A comprehensive database for meiosis. Front. Plant Sci. 5:728.