Joy Yang

  • Program Year: 4
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational and Systems Biology
  • Academic Advisor: Martin Polz
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2016)
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  • Personal URL: http://yangjy.nfshost.com/

Publications

Yang, J. Y., Brooks, S., Meyer, J. A., Blakesley, R. R., Zelazny, A. M., Segre, J. A., & Snitkin, E. S. (2013). Pan-PCR, a computational method for designing bacterium-typing assays based on whole-genome sequence data. Journal of clinical microbiology, 51(3), 752. doi:10.1128/JCM.02671-12

Findley, K., Oh, J., Yang, J., Conlan, S., Deming, C., Meyer, J. A., Shoenfeld, D., Nomicos, E., Park, M., NISC Sequencing Center, Kong H.H., Segre, J. A. (2013). Topographic diversity of fungal and bacterial communities in human skin. Nature, 498(7454), 367. doi:10.1038/nature12171

Leray, M., Yang, J. Y., Meyer, C. P., Mills, S. C., Agudelo, N., Ranwez, V., Boehm, J.T., Machida, R. J. (2013). A new versatile primer set targeting a short fragment of the mitochondrial COI region for metabarcoding metazoan diversity: application for characterizing coral reef fish gut contents. Frontiers in zoology, 10(1), 34. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-10-34

Awards

NSF Travel Award for IEEE Big Data Workshop (09/2014)
National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award (06/2011 - 05/2013)
National Institutes of Health Spring Research Festival Poster Award (06/2012)
National Human Genome Research Institute Diversity and Outreach Award (06/2012)
Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program Award, Summer Funding (06/2010 - 08/2010)