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Leal Lab

Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Molecular and Human Genetics - Center for Statistical Genetics
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Shuwei Li

Shuwei LiContact Information

Research Interests

  • Mapping complex traits in network-guided genomic study (including genome-wide association and gene expression analyses) by considering gene interactions
  • Detecting disease-related or adaptive variations using population genomic methods and simulation


  • M.Sc. Bioinformatics, Beijing Normal University, PRC

  • Ph.D. Molecular Evolution, Rice University, Houston, TX


  1. Niu DK, Hou WR, Li SW. (2005) mRNA-mediated intron losses: Evidence from extraordinarily large exons. Mol. Biol. Evol. 22(6):1475-81. PMID: 15788745

  2. Li SW, Feng L, Niu DK. (2007) Selection for the miniaturization of highly expressed genes. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 360(3):586-92. PMID: 17610841

  3. Li SW, Shih CH, Kohn M. (2010) Functional and evolutionary correlates of gene constellations in the Drosophila genome that deviate from stereotypical gene architecture. BMC Genomics. 11:322.

  4. Beuchat J, Li SW, Shindo C, Kohn MH, Hardtke C. (2010) A hyperactive QTL allele of Arabidopsis BRZ contribues to natural variation in root growth vigor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107(18):8475-80. PMID: 20404146

  5. Shih CH, Li SW, Park HJ, Nakhleh L, Kohn MH. (2013) Gene-gene network interactions as predictors of intra-chromosomal linkage disequilibrium in the human haplotype map. BMC Genomics (in revision)

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