Dr. Linyi Zhang

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Dr. Linyi Zhang


Assistant Professor of Biology

School: Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Department: Biological Sciences


Bell Hall 2029 G Street, NW, Room 303 Washington DC 20052

My research focuses on understanding two fundamental evolutionary processes: adaptation and speciation. To address these questions, I mainly study herbivore insects that specialized on a few host plants including gall-forming insects and Lycaeides butterflies. I adopt interdisciplinary approaches including field surveys, natural history, behavior observation, manipulative experiments, simulations, and genomic techniques. 

B.S., Ecology, East China Normal University, China 2012

M.S., Ecology, East China Normal University, China 2015

Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, U.S.A., 2020