Jinliang Yang

Former Graduate Student


  • B.S., Bioengineering, China Agricultural University, Jun 2005
  • M.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, China Agricultural University, Jun 2008
  • Ph.D., Interdepartmental Genetics, Iowa State University, Sep 2014

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0999-3518


* Authors contributed equally to the article
  • Yang J, CT Yeh, RK Ramamurthy, X Qi, RL Fernando, JC Dekkers, DJ Garrick, D Nettleton, PS Schnable (2018) Empirical comparisons of different statistical models to identify and validate kernel row number-associated variants from structured multi-parent mapping populations of maize. G3 (Bethesda), 8(11): 3567-3575.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1534/g3.118.200636 | PMID: 30213868 | Impact Factor: 2.6 ]
  • Liang Z, SK Gupta, CT Yeh, Y Zhang, DW Ngu, R Kumar, HT Patil, KD Mungra, D Yadav, A Rathore, RK Srivastava, R Gupta, J Yang, RK Varshney, PS Schnable, JC Schnable (2018) Phenotypic data from inbred parents can improve genomic prediction in pearl millet hybrids. G3 (Bethesda), 8(7): 2513-2522.(Selected as the outstanding scientific article of 2018 by ICRISAT's research program in Asia)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1534/g3.118.200242 | PMID: 29794163 | Impact Factor: 2.6 ]
  • Lin HY, Q Liu, X Li, J Yang, S Liu, Y Huang, MJ Scanlon, D Nettleton, PS Schnable (2017) Substantial contribution of genetic variation in the expression of transcription factors to phenotypic variation revealed by eRD-GWAS. Genome Biol, 18(1): 192.(Epub 2017 Oct 10)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1186/s13059-017-1328-6 | PMID: 29041960 | Impact Factor: 14.0 ]
  • Leiboff S, X Li, HC Hu, N Todt, J Yang, X Li, X Yu, GJ Muehlbauer, MC Timmermans, J Yu, PS Schnable, MJ Scanlon (2015) Genetic control of morphometric diversity in the maize shoot apical meristem. Nat Commun, 6: 8974.(Epub 2015 Nov 20; Selected as an Editors' Choice by MaizeGDB, 01/2016)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1038/ncomms9974 | PMID: 26584889 | Impact Factor: 11.9 ]
  • Yang J*, H Jiang*, CT Yeh, J Yu, JA Jeddeloh, D Nettleton, PS Schnable (2015) Extreme-phenotype genome-wide association study (XP-GWAS): a method for identifying trait-associated variants by sequencing pools of individuals selected from a diversity panel. Plant J, 84(3): 587-596.(Selected as an Editors' Choice by MaizeGDB, 11/2015)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1111/tpj.13029 | PMID: 26386250 | Impact Factor: 5.7 | Cited 63 times ]
  • Liu S, K Ying, CT Yeh, J Yang, RA Swanson-Wagner, W Wu, T Richmond, DJ Gerhardt, J Lai, NM Springer, D Nettleton, JA Jeddeloh, PS Schnable (2012) Changes in genome content generated via segregation of non-allelic homologs. Plant J, 72(3): 390-399.("Recommended" by the Faculty of 1000 Biology)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.05087.x | PMID: 22731681 | Impact Factor: 5.7 ] Faculty1000 Recommeded Article
  • Koesterke L, D Stanzione, MW Vaughn, SM Welch, W Kusnierczyk, J Yang, CT Yeh, D Nettleton, PS Schnable (2011) An efficient and scalable implementation of SNP-pair interaction testing for genetic association studies. IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology: 523-530.(2011 IEEE International Symposium)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1109/IPDPS.2011.190 ]