Our lab is a Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics Lab of the Department of Biological Sciences. We have the following major research interests:

Our research is currently supported by an NSF CAREER award (DBI-1652164), an NIH AREA award (1R15GM114706) and an NIU Research & Artistry Award.


Students interested in doing bioinformatics/genomics research are welcome to contact me directly at yyin@niu.edu or 815-753-8963, and should read here before contact.

Prospective students should be aware of that most PhD students in the dept have TAship. International students of non-native speaker must check here to learn about the English Proficiency requirement.

Students with biology, computer science and statistics/mathematics background are all welcome to contact me at yyin@niu.edu with a letter of interest and information about your GPA, GRE, TOEFL (if internationals) scores.