Miao Sun is a professor in College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China. His current research interest is manily focusing on the ornamental plants resources and genetic breeding, exploring their key innovation characters/traits along their evolution history by taxonomic, phylogenetics, phylogenomics and other comparative bioinformatics approaches, and by so, his team endeavor to protect the genetic resources and diversity of ornamental plants.

Several positions in his lab are opening for research assistant, postdoc, and graduate students. Please contact me via miaosun@mail"dot"hzau"dot"edu"dot"cn or 🐦 “@Miao_the_Sun”.

Former Soltis Lab member. 🐊 Once gator, always gator! 🐊

Miao has keen passion for applying phylogenetic tree as a pivotal framework attempting to solve some fundamental issues in biology. Phylogenetic tree is a crucial reference system for biological research. It captures evolutionary relationships among species, linking all the biological data together with an evolutionary context.

His research interests are:

  • Phylogenomics, biogeography, and taxonomy of ornamental plant groups ( e.g., Elaeagnus, Rosa )

  • Building and using large-scale phylogenetic trees to explore the evolutionary and/or ecological patterns with spatial and/or paleoclimate data. E.g., some works have done for rosids and PhyloSynth.

  • Investigating the phylogenetic incongruence among data partitions, and deciphering its potential evolutionary cause

When NOT struggling for existence, I occasionally do some coding!!

Download my resumé 下载 中文简历.

Interests
  • Phylogeny
  • Taxonomy
  • Ornamental plants
  • Evolution
  • Bioinformatics
Education
  • PhD in Botany, 2014

    Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • MS in Botany, 2009

    Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • BS in Environmental Science, 2006

    Beijing Forestry University

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