• 2018-May We received a 1-year UCR Collaborative Seed Grant to study spatial genome reorganization by plant light signaling (PI: Dr. Meng Chen, Co-PI: Dr. Wenxiu Ma).

  • 2018-Apr Wenxiu gave a talk at the 2018 NSF Project / Bioinformatics Workshop organized by Noble Research Institute, Michigan Technology University, and UCR.

  • 2018-Mar We received a 5-year NSF CAREER Award to develop computational and statistical methods to study allele-specific chromatin structures. [project webpage]

  • 2018-Jan Wenxiu gave a talk at the Data Science seminar at UCR.


  • 2017-Nov Luke passed his PhD oral qualifying exam. Congratulations, Luke!

  • 2017-Aug Eleonora Khabirova joined the lab as a postdoctoral scholar. Welcome Eleonora!

  • 2017-Jul Wenxiu received the Regents Faculty Fellowship and Omnibus Travel grant from the Academic Senate at UCR.

  • 2017-Jun Jingfei received her MS degree in Statistics and graduated from UCR. Congratulations, Jingfei!

  • 2017-Mar Tiantian passed her PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations, Tiantian!

  • 2017-Feb Wenxiu gave a talk at Department of Economics at UCR.


  • 2016-Dec Wenxiu gave a talk at the 10th ICSA International Conference on Global Growth of Modern Statistics in the 21st Century at Shanghai, China.

  • 2016-Nov Wenxiu gave a talk at the Statistics Seminar at San Diego State University.

  • 2016-Sep Yangyang Hu from CSE has joined the lab. Welcome, Yangyang!

  • 2016-Sep We received a 5-year collaborative grant (NIH/NIGMS R01, PI: Dr. Meng Chen, Co-I: Dr. Wenxiu Ma) to study the function of photobodies in plant light signaling.

  • 2016-Jul Wenxiu gave a talk at the ICSA Conference on Data Science at Dali, China.

  • 2016-Jun Wenxiu gave a talk at the 25th ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium at Atlanta, GA.

  • 2016-Jun Wenxiu gave a talk at the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology seminar at UCSD.

  • 2016-May We received a 1-year UCR Collaborative Seed Grant to study accelerated aging in geriatric HIV+ subjects (PI: Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi, Co-PIs: Dr. Brandon Brown, Dr. James Borneman, Dr. Wenxiu Ma).

  • 2016-May We are moving to the multidisciplinary Genomics building.

  • 2016-Apr Wenxiu gave a talk at the MCBL/GGB/CMDB joint seminar at UCR.

  • 2016-Apr We received a 4-year subaward from the Univeristy of Washington (NIH/NIGMS R01, PI: Dr. Christine Disteche) to study sex chromosome aneuploidy.


  • 2015-Dec We welcome our very first graduate students: Tiantian Ye from GGB and Luke Klein from Statistics.

  • 2015-Nov Wenxiu gave a talk at the Computer Science & Enginnering colloquium at UCR.

  • 2015-Sep Dr. Wenxiu Ma's lab officially started in the Statistics department at the University of California, Riverside.