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Rong Zeng, PhD
Research Fellow


Rong Zeng graduated from Yunnan Agriculture University in Kunming, Yunnan, China with a B.Sc. in Animal Sciences in 2000 and a M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics in 2003. Yunnan province is a very famous tourist stop because of its pleasant weather (“California in China”), biodiversity, ethnic diversity and natural resources, but also because it borders with Burma, Laos and Vietnam.

During 2006-2013, Zeng moved to the United States for his PhD and graduated in May 2013 from the University of Missouri’s Pathobiology program. His thesis focused on genetic studies of canine inherited diseases. Zeng started his postdoctoral study in the Justice lab at Baylor College of Medicine in July 2013. His research focuses on identifying genetic modifiers of the mouse Mecp2 Rett model using whole exome sequencing. In his spare time Zeng loves outdoor activities such as trail running, bicycling, fishing and hiking. Also, he likes to cook and loves traveling around North America.