Huang Lab for Genomic Analysis

Huang Lab for Genomic Analysis

Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

Department of Biology

New York University

About the lab

We are in the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Biology at New York University. Our lab uses both “dry”- and “wet”-lab genomics methods to study gene regulation at the systems level. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how the repertoire of genome and epigenome variations at the levels of individual and population give rise to phenotypic variations in realistic environment. The extensive intra-specific genome and epigenome variation and adaptability to the environment found in the plant kingdom provide rich resources to investigate this question. Working with the reference plant Arabidopsis and extending to agriculturally and ecologically important plants, we focus on three related topics:

  • identifying genomic and epigenomic determinants of intra-specific transcriptional variation;
  • using single cell sequencing methods to characterize cell type-specific responses;
  • mapping population- and cell type-specific regulatory networks in hormone responses.

Research areas:

  • Computational biology
  • Genomics
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Natural variation

Meet the Team

Principal Investigator


Shao-shan Carol Huang

Assistant Professor



Miaomiao Li

Postdoc Associate


Will Hinckley

PhD student


Graeme Vissers

PhD student


Aurelia Li

Masters student


Sean Doyle

Undergraduate student


Tara Ghandour

Research Assistant


Abbas Shojaee

Research Scientist

Yichun Qian

Postdoc Associate

Michelle Saavedra

Masters Student

Nabila Zaman

Masters Student

Wanru Lin

Masters Student

Diogo Mesquita

Research Assistant

Nathaniel Angeles

Research Assistant

Recent Posts

Joining the lab

Looking to join our lab?

Postdoc position available! (November 2020)

We are looking for a postdoc scientist with experience in regulatory genomics for projects supported by our NSF Plant Genomes and NIH R35/MIRA awards.

Computational postdoc position available! (July 2020)

We are looking for a postdoc scientist with experience in computational biology and/or plant genomics for projects supported by our NIH R35/MIRA award.

Postdoc position available!

We are looking for a postdoc scientist to work on our recently funded NSF Plant Genome project.

First lab photo and outing

We celebrated summer by going to East Village for ice cream and taking our first lab photo. From left: Carol Huang, Diogo Mesquita, Miaomiao Li, Ruxin Dai, Yuhan Wang, and Nate Angeles.

Recent Publications

Double DAP-seq uncovered synergistic DNA binding of interacting bZIP transcription factors
Uncovering the "ZIP code" for bZIP dimers reveals novel motifs, regulatory rules and one billion years of cis-element evolution
Direct regulation of shikimate, early phenylpropanoid, and stilbenoid pathways by Subgroup 2 R2R3-MYBs in grapevine
Potentials of single-cell genomics in deciphering cellular phenotype


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