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EDUCATION


  • Bachelar of Science Sept., 2014 - Jul., 2018, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

PUBLICATIONS


Zepeng Mu, Wei Wei, Benjamin J. Fair, Jinlin Miao, Ping Zhu, and Yang I. Li. “The Impact of cell-type and context-dependent regulatory variants on human immune traits.” Genome Biology (2021).

Mengjie Chen, Qi Zhan, Zepeng Mu, Lili Wang, Zhaohui Zheng, Jinlin Miao, Ping Zhu, and Yang I. Li. “Alignment of single-cell RNA-seq samples without overcorrection using kernel density matching.” Genome Research (2021).

Briana E. Mittleman, Sebastian Pott, Shane Warland, Tony Zeng, Zepeng Mu, Mayher Kaur, Yoav Gilad, and Yang Li. “Alternative polyadenylation mediates genetic regulation of gene expression.” Elife (2020).

Matthew R. Trendowski, Omar El-Charif, Mark J. Ratain, Patrick Monahan, Zepeng Mu et al. Clinical and Genome-Wide Analysis of Serum Platinum Levels after Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy. Clinical Cancer Research (2019).

Zepeng Mu, Zhuoning Zou, Ye Yang et al. “A genetically engineered Escherichia coli that senses and degrades tetracycline antibiotic residue.” Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology (2018).

RESEARCH SKILLS


  • Dry Lab: R, Python, LaTex

  • Wet Lab: CUT&Tag, Molecular cloning, Luciferase reporter assay, Cell culturing, qRT-PCR

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Dissecting the Genetics of Human Autoimmune Diseases

Role: Ph.D. Candidate
Mentor: Dr. Yang I. Li, Section of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago.
Dec. 2018 -

Role: Undergraduate Volunteer
Mentor: Dr. M. Eileen Dolan, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago.
Oct. 2017 - Mar. 2018

Pathogenesis of risk loci associated with type 2 diabetes

Role: Undergraduate Volunteer
Mentor: Dr. Changqing Zeng, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Aug. 2017 - Jul. 2018

Biophysics of bacteriorhodopsin NdR2 as a novel sodium ion pump

Role: Undergraduate Volunteer
Mentor: Dr. Deliang Chen, College of Life Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017

Characterization of bacteria Toxin-Antitoxin (TA) systems for a kill-switch in engineered E. coli

Role: Undergraduate Volunteer
Mentor: Dr. Chunbo Lou, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Aug. 2016 - Nov. 2016

AWARDS


Jul. 2018, Beijing Outstanding College Thesis
Jul. 2018, Beijing Honored College Graduates
Nov. 2016, Silver Medal, international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition
Nov. 2016, First-Class Scholarship, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences