Alan Du

Program: Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Current advisor: Ting Wang, PhD

Undergraduate university: University of California-San Diego, 2016

Enrollment year: 2016

Research summary
Understanding cis-regulatory activity of transposable elements

Graduate publications
Zhuo X, Hsu S, Purushotham D, Kuntala PK, Harrison JK, Du AY, Chen S, Li D, Wang T. 2023 Comparing genomic and epigenomic features across species using the WashU Comparative Epigenome Browser. Genome Res, 33(5):824-35. PMCID:

Du AY, Zhuo X, Sundaram V, Jensen NO, Chaudhari HG, Saccone NL, Cohen BA, Wang T.. 2022 Functional characterization of enhancer activity during a long terminal repeat’s evolution. Genome Res, 32(10):1840-51. PMCID: PMC9712623

Zhuo X, Du AY, Pehrsson EC, Li D, Wang T. 2021 Epigenomic differences in the human and chimpanzee genomes are associated with structural variation. Genome Res, 31(2):279-90. PMCID: PMC7849402

Jang HS, Shah NM, Du AY, Dailey ZZ, Pehrsson EC, Godoy PM, Zhang D, Li D, Xing X, Kim S, O’Donnell D, Gordon JI, Wang T. 2019 Transposable elements drive widespread expression of oncogenes in human cancers. Nat Genet, 51(4):611-17. PMCID: PMC6443099