Yunke Wang

Yunke Wang


Name: Yunke Wang
Position: DPhil Student


Short biography:

From 2012 to 2016 I studied for a BS in Life Sciences at Wuhan University, China. I conducted a small project to investigate the incentives that drive monogamous female birds to have extra pair copulations in my second year of undergraduate study. I conducted research on Neurotoxin Detection by introducing GCaMP6 gene into neuro2A cells during my third year. I completed a project on comparative genomic analysis of Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) and Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) diet related genes evolution for my senior thesis.

From January 2014 to May 2014 I had the opportunity to study at the Columbia College, New York as a visiting student and from August 2015 to January 2016 I was an exchange student at the University of Helsinki, Finland. I am eager to contribute to the improvement of China’s education system.

Research activities:

I am interested in female choices in sexual behavior and how those choices influence the sexual selection. For my DPhil, I will investigate the mechanism of cryptic female choice. I will be working with red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) as my study systems under the supervision of Professor Pizzari.

Publications: No English publications