Joy Yang

Graduate Student
Computational & Systems Biology Graduate Program, MIT

I am broadly interested in the evolution and ecology of pathogens. I particular, I would like to utilize high performance computing to study the intricate interactions among hosts, bacteria, and mobile genetic elements such as phage and plasmids.

Graduate student, Computational & Systems Biology Graduate Program, MIT, 2013 - present
B.A. Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2007-2011


  1. Yang, J. Y., S. Brooks, J. A. Meyer, R. R. Blakesley, A. M. Zelazny, E. S. Snitkin, J. A. Segre. (2013). Pan-PCR, a computational method for designing bacterial typing assays based on whole genome sequence data. Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
  2. Findley, K., J. Oh, J. Yang, J. Meyer, S. Conlan, C. Deming, D. Schoenfeld, E. Nomicos, M. Park, NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, H. Kong, J. Segre. (2013). A comprehensive analysis of skin fungi in healthy adult humans. Nature.
  3. Leray, M., J. Y. Yang, N. C. Agudelo, S. C. Mills, C. P. Meyer. (2013). Versatile COI PCR primer set for pyrosequencing metazoan biodiversity: verification with coral reef fish gut contents. Frontiers in Zoology.