Cheng-Chiang Wu
Graduate Student
My research interests are the evolutionary dynamics of plant development, evolution of gene function, and the mechanism of natural selection operating in the evolutionary process. My thesis project is focused on the gene duplication and functional evolution of floral homeotic genes in angiosperms.
Before my graduate career at Harvard, I received my BS degree from the Department of Botany at National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China. I worked with Dr. Jer-Ming Hu on the characterization and evolutionary study of class B floral homeotic genes in the lower eudicots, particularly of Lotus Nelumbo nucifera (Nelumbonaceae) for my masters thesis.
Outside of lab, I enjoy traveling, field trips, cooking, gardening (though it’s currently just a dream for me in Cambridge), Jazz, poetry, and Chinese literature and traditional theater, particularly Kunqu (view more information about Kunqu in Chinese by clicking here). I also had a good time serving as tenor in the choir of Friends Harmony Church in Taiwan, Republic of China.
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