Bing SU
Professor, Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

Bing Su received his B.A degree of cell biology from Wuhan University in 1989. In 1996, he received his Ph.D of genetics at KIZ. From 1997 to 2001, he had his postdoctoral training in Human Genetics Center of University of Texas, Houston. In 2001, he joined Center for Genome Information at University of Cincinnati as an assistant professor. He was appointed as a professor at KIZ since 2001.

 

His research interests are primate comparative genomics and human population genetics. Through genome wide comparative genetic analysis among living primates including human, he studies genes (protein coding genes and non-coding elements, e.g. microRNAs) undergone adaptive evolution with potential contribution to human cognitive function, and to understand how genetic divergence leads to functional modification in primates, and the molecular mechanism of origin of human intelligence. He also studies genetic variations in human populations to reconstruct the prehistory of modern humans and to understand the role of natural selection in shaping up human genetic makeup. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers on international journals.