About Jen-Yu (振宇)
"Trust me, I am a biologist!"*
I am currently a PhD student in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine. My advisor is J. J. Emerson.
I was born in Tainan, a city with much natural resources, many precious heritages, plenty of extraordinary delicious food. I finished my primary and secondary education there and then moved to Taipei. From 2012 to 2019, I studied in the School of Medicine at National Taiwan University, which is the top department & the top school in Taiwan. Nevertheless, my interest in botany and evolutionary biology have developed for a long time. Between my busy schedule, I still have lab works, field trips and take several courses about botany and evolution. Right after graduation, I experienced terrible COVID-19 pandemic while serving as a general physician in clinics. I found evolutionary biologists contributed so much to investigating the virus. I decided, indeed, I would like to do more in the future.
I am generally interested in how the genomes evolve and how the species form. I would like to utilize comprehensive methods and tract back to the fundaments of the theories and assumptions, trying to make our analysis or models fit the reality as much as possible. Challenging the existing points of view is essential to my research.
My prior research experience guides me toward further adventures in scientific research. When I was a medical student, I participated in two laboratories: one for plant systematics, and another for population genetics. You are welcome to visit the “Flowers” page and “Fish” page in this website.