PingHsun (Benson) Hsieh
Office Phone: (206) 543-9698
Office Location: S350
Email: hsiehph [AT] u.washington.edu
||Dept. Genome Sciences, U. Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
||Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OHSU, OR, USA
|Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
||University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
|M.S., Computational Molecular Biology||University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA||2008
|M.S., Electrical Engineering||National Taiwan University, Taiwan||2005
|B.S., Computer Science and Information Engineering||National Central University, Taiwan||2002
|My research interests lie in the broad areas of evolution. I am particularly interested in developing new computational and statistical methods to study the evolution of human and nonhuman primates. Currently, I am studying methods for more accurately genotyping copy number variation of duplicated genes and gene families within human and great ape genomes. The goal is to understand the origin and the evolution of duplicated genes as well as their roles in human diseases, such as intellectual disability.
Hsieh et al. Whole-genome sequence analyses of Western Central African Pygmy hunter-gatherers reveal a complex demographic history and identify candidate genes under positive natural selection.Genome Research 26.3 (2016): 279-290.
Hsieh et al. Model-based analyses of whole-genome data reveal a complex evolutionary history involving archaic introgression in Central African Pygmies. Genome Research26.3 (2016): 291-300.