Simon Yung Wa Sin is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He obtained a BSc degree in Biology with first class honours at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2005, and an MPhil degree in Biology at CUHK in 2008. He was awarded a Croucher Scholarship and joined the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit in the Zoology Department at the University of Oxford, where he accomplished his DPhil study in 2013.
Simon Sin’s research is inter-disciplinary and aim to understand how genetics affects phenotypic traits and behaviours. His research interests span the fields of molecular ecology, evolutionary biology and behavioural genomics. His studies include mate choice, host-parasite/microbiome co-evolution, phylogenomics, and gene family evolution. Simon is currently conducting researches on behavioural genomics of the Leach's storm petrel, and on evolutionary genomics of several other avian species to investigate mate choice, speciation, introgression and genotype-phenotype association.
- Comparative genomics as a foundation for evo-devo studies in birds
- No compensatory relationship between the innate and adaptive immune system in wild-living European badgers
- Coding of Group Odor in the Subcaudal Gland Secretion of the European Badger Meles meles: Chemical Composition and Pouch Microbiota
- MHC class II-assortative mate choice in European badgers (Meles meles)
- The phylogenetic utility and functional constraint of microRNA flanking sequences
- Neighbouring-group composition and within-group relatedness drive extra-group paternity rate in the European badger (Meles meles)