Yang Li, from China, joined Oxford in October 2010 after completing an undergraduate degree in Maths and Computer Science at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Yang completed a DPhil titled Understanding lineage-specific biology through comparative genomics in 2014, under the supervision of Dr Richard Copley and Professor Chris Ponting. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Genetics at Stanford, with Professor Jonathan Pritchard.
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We've asked Yang Li from Canada why he decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine.He also talks about his research and his experience living in Oxford.