Zhai Weiwei

Weiwei Zhai

Research and Educational Experiences

  • Principle Investigator, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, June 2018-
  • Senior Research Scientist (PI), Genome Institute of Singapore, Sep 2013 –June 2018
  • Joint faculty at National Cancer Center of Singapore (NCCS), Dec 2016- June 2018
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, April 2017- June 2018
  • Associate Investigator, Beijing Institute of Genomics, June 2009- Aug 2013
  • Postdoc Fellow, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Jan 2009-June 2009
  • Ph.D in Population Genetics with a designated emphasis in Computational Biology, Department of Integrative Biology, Berkeley, CA, USA, Dec 2008
  • M.S in Biometry, Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, August 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, June 2002

My research interests

I am an evolutionary geneticist with a focus on Population Genetics. I am the principle investigator of the Evolutionary and Population Genomics lab at Institute of Zoology (IoZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences. I focus on using evolutionary and statistical approaches in understanding many interesting evolutionary processes. In particular, we are interested in understanding how adaptive evolution has driven the success of many model and non-model systems. For more details, please visit https://zhailab.cn/research/ for more details.