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Dra. Chi-Hing Christina Cheng

  • B.S., Zoology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, 1975.
  • M.S., Physiology & Biophysics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, 1977.
  • Ph.D., Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, 1989.
  • Dept. of Evolution, Ecology & Behavior, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.
  • Evolutionary adaptation to cold
  • Molecular evolution
  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Polar biology
  • Gutt, J., Isla, E., Xavier, J.C., Adams, B. J., Ahn, I.-Y., Cheng, C.-H.C., Colesie, C., Cummings, V. J., di Prisco, G., Griffiths, H., Hawe, I., Hogg, I., McIntyre, T., Meiner, K.M., Pearce, D. A., Peck, L., Piepenburg, D., Reisinger, R. R., Saba, G.K., Schloss, I.R., Signori, C. N., Smith, C.R., Vacchi, M., Verde, C., and Wall, D.H. (2020) Antarctic ecosystems in transition – life between stresses and opportunities. Biol Reviews 96, 798-821.
  • Zhuang, X., Yang, C., Murphy, K.R. and Cheng, C.-H.C. (2019) Molecular mechanism and history of non-sense to sense evolution of antifreeze glycoprotein gene in northern gadids. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 116, 4400-4405. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1817138116.
  • Chen, L., Lu, Y., Li, W., Ren,Y., Yu, M., Jiang, S., Fu, Y., Wang, J., Peng, S., Bilyk, K.T., Murphy, K. R., Zhuang, X., Hune, M., Zhai, W., Wan, W., Xu, Q. and Cheng, C.-H.C. (2019) The genomic basis for colonizing the freezing Southern Ocean revealed by Antarctic toothfish and Patagonian robalo genomes. Gigascience 8(4). doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giz016.
  • Bilyk, K.T., Vargas-Chacoff, L. and Cheng, C.-H.C. (2018) Evolution in chronic cold: varied loss of cellular response to heat in Antarctic notothenioid fish. BMC Evol. Biol. 18:143.
  • Cowart, D., Murphy, K., Cheng, C.-H.C. (2017) Metagenomic sequencing of environmental DNA reveals marine faunal assemblages from the West Antarctic Peninsula. Marine Genomics,

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