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Education

    • 2011 PhD in Environmental Science
      University of Windsor, 2011
    • 2005 MS in Biological Sciences
      University of Amsterdam, 2005
    • 2003 BS in Biological Sciences
      Ocean University of China, 2003

Appointments

    • July 2015 to July 2016 Postdoctoral fellow
      Great Lakes Institute for Environment Research ,University of Windsor (Windsor,Ontario, Canada)
    • Mar 2012 to June 2015 Postdoctoral fellow
      Biology ,Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, United States)

Memberships

    • 2007 to Present Society for Molecuar Biology and Evolution
    • 2007 to Present Society for the Study of Evolution

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2014 Daphnia Genomics Consortium Travel Award sponsored by Daphnia Genomics Consortium
    • Dec  2014 DeLill Nasser Career Development Travel Award sponsored by Genetics Society of America
    • Dec  2014 Travel Award sponsored by Japan National Institute of Genetics
    • Dec  2011 A. Rand & E.G. Ferris Award sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2011 Conference Travel Bursary sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2011 Doctoral Tuition Scholarship Waiver (Canadian) sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2010 Conference Travel Bursary sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2009 Conference Travel Bursary sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2009 Lum Clark Research Excellence Award sponsored by Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor
    • Dec  2009 Travel Fellowship sponsored by Evolution of Sex and Recombination: in theory & in practice,
    • Dec  2008 President’s Excellence Scholarship sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2007 C.P. Crowley Scholarship sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2007 Doctoral Tuition Scholarship (International) sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2007 International Graduate (Doctoral) Excellence Scholarship sponsored by University of Windsor
    • Dec  2003 Delta Scholarship sponsored by University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Dec  2002 Student Excellence Scholarship sponsored by Department of Biological Sciences, Ocean University of China

Publications

      Journal Article Revising to Resubmit
      • An efficient method for hatching diapausing embryos of Daphnia pulex
        [Luu, Dustin, Vo, Hillary, Xu, Sen]. Research done at UTA [.]
      Revising to Resubmit
      • Misregulated gene expression in an obligate parthenogen
        [Xu, Sen]. Research done at UTA [.]
      Accepted
      • Delivery methods for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in Crustaceans
        [Xu, Sen, Pham, Thinh, Neupane, Swatantra].

      Journal Article 2018
      • Clonal polymorphism and high heterozygosity in the celibate genome of the Amazon molly
        [Warren, WesleyC, García-Pérez, Raquel, Xu, Sen, Lampert, KathrinP, Chalopin, Domitille, Stöck, Matthias, Loewe, Laurence, Lu, Yuan, Kuderna, Lukas, Minx, Patrick, Montague, MJ]. 2(4), 669. Research done at UTA [.] "Nature Publishing Group".
      2018
      • Gene Annotation Easy Viewer (GAEV): Integrating KEGG’s Gene Function Annotations and Associated Molecular Pathways
        [Huynh, Trung, Xu, Sen]. 7, Research done at UTA [.]

      Book Chapter 2017
      • Whole-Genome Haplotyping of Single Sperm of Daphnia pulex (Crustacea, Anomopoda)
        [Xu, Sen, Young, Kim, Tiemann-Boege, I, Betancourt, A]. 147-157. [.] "Springer New York. Research partially done at UTA.".

      Journal Article 2017
      • A New Reference Genome Assembly for the Microcrustacean Daphnia pulex
        [Ye, Zhiqiang, Xu, Sen, Spitze, Ken, Asselman, Jana, Jiang, Xiaoqian, Ackerman, MatthewS, Lopez, Jacqueline, Harker, Brent, Raborn, RTaylor, Thomas, WKelley, Ramsdell, J]. 7, 1405-1416. Research partially done at UTA [.] "G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics".
      2017
      • Estimating seven coefficients of pairwise relatedness using population genomic data
        [Ackerman, MatthewS, Johri, Parul, Spitze, Ken, Xu, Sen, Doak, ThomasG, Young, Kimberly, Lynch, Michael]. 206, 105-118. Research partially done at UTA. [.] "Genetics".
      2017
      • Single-sperm sequencing reveals the accelerated mitochondrial mutation rate in male Daphnia pulex (Crustacea, Cladocera)
        [Xu, Sen, Van Tran, Kenny, Neupane, Swatantra, Snyman, Marelize, Huynh, TrungViet, Sung, Way]. 284(1863), 20171548. Research done at UTA. [.] "The Royal Society".

      Journal Article 2015
      • A Male-Specific Genetic Map of the Microcrustacean Daphnia pulex Based on Single-Sperm Whole-Genome Sequencing
        [Xu, Sen, Ackerman, MatthewS, Long, Hongan, Bright, Lydia, Spitze, Ken, Ramsdell, JordanS, Thomas, WKelley, Lynch, Michael]. 201(1), 31-38 [.] "Genetics Society of America".
      2015
      • Hybridization and the origin of contagious asexuality in Daphnia pulex
        [Xu, Sen, Spitze, Ken, Ackerman, MatthewS, Ye, Zhiqiang, Bright, Lydia, Keith, Nathan, Jackson, CraigE, Shaw, JosephR, Lynch, Michael]. 32(12), 3215-3225 [.] "Oxford University Press".

      Journal Article 2014
      • Genome-Wide Linkage-Disequilibrium Profiles from Single Individuals
        [Lynch, Michael, Xu, Sen, Maruki, Takahiro, Pfaffelhuber, Peter, Jiang, Xiaoqian, Haubold, Bernhard]. 198(1), 269-281 [.] "Genetics Soc America".

      Journal Article 2013
      • Architecture and evolution of a minute plant genome
        [Ibarra-Laclette, Enrique, Lyons, Eric, Hernández-Guzmán, Gustavo, Pérez-Torres, Claudia A, Carretero-Paulet, Lorenzo, Chang, Tien-Hao, Lan, Tianying, Welch, AndreannaJ, Juárez, M, Simpson, June, Fernández-Cortés, A, Arteaga-Vázquez, Mario, Góngora-Castillo, Elsa, Acevedo-Hernández, Gustavo, Schuster, StephanC, Himmelbauer, Heinz, Minoche, André, Xu, Sen]. 498(7452), 94-98 [.] "Nature Publishing Group".
      2013
      • Population-genomic insights into the evolutionary origin and fate of obligately asexual Daphnia pulex
        [Tucker, AbrahamE, Ackerman, MatthewS, Eads, BrianD, Xu, Sen, Lynch, Michael]. 110, 15740-15745 [.] "National Acad Sciences".
      2013
      • The role of hybridization in the origin and spread of asexuality in Daphnia
        [Xu, Sen, Innes, DavidJ, Lynch, Michael, Cristescu, MelaniaE]. 22, 4549-4561 [.] "Wiley Online Library".

      Journal Article 2012
      • High mutation rates in the mitochondrial genomes of Daphnia pulex
        [Xu, Sen, Schaack, Sarah, Seyfert, Amanda, Choi, Eunjin, Lynch, Michael, Cristescu, MelaniaE]. 29, 763-769 [.] "SMBE".
      2012
      • The evolutionary history of Sarco (endo) plasmic Calcium ATPase (SERCA)
        [Altshuler, Ianina, Vaillant, JamesJ, Xu, Sen, Cristescu, MelaniaE]. 7, e52617 [.] "Public Library of Science".

      Journal Article 2011
      • An integrated multi-disciplinary approach for studying multiple stressors in freshwater ecosystems: Daphnia as a model organism
        [Altshuler, Ianina, Demiri, Bora, Xu, Sen, Constantin, Anna, Yan, NormanD, Cristescu, MelaniaE]. 51, 623-633 [.] "Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology".
      2011
      • Discovery of males of Simocephalus himalayensis (Cladocera, Simocephalus), with the re-description of females
        [Shi, Xinlu, Xu, Sen, Xue, Chenchen, Huang, Xiaona, Liu, Guijie, Zhao, Yuanjun]. 29, 206-212 [.] "SP Science Press".
      2011
      • High rate of large-scale hemizygous deletions in asexually propagating Daphnia: implications for the evolution of sex
        [Xu, Sen, Omilian, AngelaR, Cristescu, MelaniaE]. 28, 335-342 [.] "SMBE".
      2011
      • Life history characteristics of Macrothrix rosea (Jurine, 1820)(Cladocera, Macrothricidae) in laboratory conditions
        [Huang, Xiaona, Xinlu, Shi, Xu, Sen, Guijie, Liu, Limin, Ma, Zhiqiang, Sun]. 70, 248-254 [.]
      2011
      • Pleistocene-driven diversification in freshwater zooplankton: Genetic patterns of refugial isolation and postglacial recolonization in Leptodora kindtii (Crustacea, Cladocera)
        [Millette, KatieL, Xu, Sen, Witt, JonathanDS, Cristescu, MelaniaE]. 56, 1725-1736 [.]

      Journal Article 2009
      • The noncosmopolitanism paradigm of freshwater zooplankton: insights from the global phylogeography of the predatory cladoceran Polyphemus pediculus (Linnaeus, 1761)(Crustacea, Onychopoda)
        [Xu, Sen, Hebert, P, Kotov, AA, Cristescu, ME]. 18, 5161-5179 [.] "Wiley Online Library".

      Journal Article 2007
      • Olfactory receptors on the maxillary palps of small ermine moth larvae: evolutionary history of benzaldehyde sensitivity
        [Roessingh, Peter, Xu, Sen, Menken, StephB]. 193, 635-647 [.] "Springer".

Presentations

    • June  2019
      Xu, Sen, "Misregulated expression in an obligate parthenogen", American Genetic Association, Portland, Oregon. (June , 2019).
    • June  2019
      Xu, Sen, "Misregulated expression in an obligate parthenogen", Society for the Study of Evolution, Providence, Rhode Island. (June , 2019).
    • June  2019
      Huynh, Trung, Xu, Sen, "The origin of cyclical parthenogenesis: a primer using transcriptomic approach", American Genetic Association, Portland, Oregon. (June , 2019).
    • June  2019
      Snyman, Marelize, Xu, Sen, "The origin of obligate parthenogenesis: a transcriptomic approach", Society for the Study of Evolution, Providence, Rhode Island. (June , 2019).
    • June  2019
      Neupane, Swatantra, Xu, Sen, "The recombination rate divergence in Daphnia", Society for the Study of Evolution, Providence, Rhode Island. (June , 2019).
    • March  2018
      Xu, Sen, "The Evolution of Sex and Recombination", University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas. (March 9, 2018).
    • February  2017
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), "Bioinformatics and Genomics", University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina. (February , 2017).
    • January  2016
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), "Forensic Science", Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. (January , 2016).
    • August  2015
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), "Speciation patterns in the ancient Malili Lakes, Indonesia", Windsor, Canada. (August , 2015).
    • June  2014
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), " Hybridization, divergent selection and the origin of obligate parthenogenesis", SMBE, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (June , 2014).
    • March  2014
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Ackerman, M (Author), Lynch, M (Author), "Deciphering meiotic recombination using population genomic sequencing and whole genome sequencing of single sperm", Mishima, Japan. (March , 2014).
    • January  2014
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), "Hybridization, divergent selection and the origin of obligate parthenogenesis", Birmingham, United Kingdom . (January , 2014).
    • June  2013
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Innes, DJ (Author), Lynch, M (Author), Cristescu, ME (Author), "The role of hybridization in the origin and spread of asexuality in Daphnia ", Snowbird, Utah. (June , 2013).
    • June  2012
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Tucker, A (Author), Ackerman, M (Author), Eads, B (Author), Lynch, M (Author), "Gene conversion limits the longevity of asexual populations", SMBE, Dublin, Ireland. (June , 2012).
    • January  2011
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), "High rate of hemizygous deletions in asexually propagating Daphnia: implications for the evolution of sex", Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Salt Lakes City, Utah. (January , 2011).
    • April  2010
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Cristescu, ME (Author), "High rate of hemizygous deletions in a sexually propagating Daphnia: implications for the evolution of sex", University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (April , 2010).
    • April  2010
      Xu, Sen, "High rate of hemizygous deletions in asexually propagating Daphnia: implications for the evolution of sex", University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario. (April , 2010).
    • April  2010
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Millette, K (Author), Cristescu, ME (Author), "How Pleistocene glaciations affected the genetic distribution of freshwater zooplankton: insights from the global phylogeography of Leptodora kindtii", University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (April , 2010).
    • June  2009
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Cristescu, ME (Author), "The evolution of a sexuality: insights from mutation-accumulation lines", SMBE, Iowa City, IA. (June , 2009).
    • June  2009
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Cristescu, ME (Author), "The evolution of asexuality: insights from mutation-accumulation lines", University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. (June , 2009).
    • April  2009
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), " The global phylogeography of a freshwater crustacean: the non- cosmopolitanism paradigm of freshwater zooplankton", University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario. (April , 2009).
    • June  2008
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Cristescu, ME (Author), "Genomic Rates, patterns, and causes of ameiotic recombination in a sexual taxa: using Daphnia as a model system", Minnesota, MN. (June , 2008).
    • March  2008
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), "Rates, patterns, and causes of ameiotic recombination in asexual genomes", University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario. (March , 2008).
    • July  2006
      Xu, Sen (Author & Presenter), Roessingh, P (Author), Menken, SBJ (Author), "Feeding responses of Yponomeuta larvae to benzaldehyde: a phylogenetic relict ", University of British Columbia , Vancouver, British Columbia. (July , 2006).

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Aug 2019 to June 2020 Understanding the origin of parthenogenesis (R35) sponsored by  - $379334
      Sen Xu (Funded)

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Ivan Rosales,
    • Present
      Kim Tieu,
    • Present
      Sarah Ruthven,
    • Present
      Makayla Green,
    • Present
      Dustin Luu,
    • Present
      Hillary Vo,
    • Present
      Thinh Pham,
    • Present
      Trung Huynh, (Biology)
    • Present
      Balab Ramesh,
    • Present
      Jose Maldonado,
    • Present
      Marelize Snyman, 2018 August. Torgerson Bridge to Graduate School Scholarship. UTA ($8000). 2018 August. Bobbitt Graduate Science Fellowship. UTA ($1000) 2018 June. Phi Sigma Large Research Grant, UTA Phi Sigma Graduate Student Society ($3000) 2018 May. Marshall Plan Scholarship (6500 Euros). 2018 May-August 2018 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation. (Biology)
    • Present
      Michelle Parker,
    • Present
      Swatantra Neupane, (Biology)
    • Present
      Ishanka Hemachandra,
    • Present
      Nicole Hales,
    • Present
      Sarbjeet Niraula,
    • Oct 2019
      Norosh Islam,
      Rotation graduate student
    • June 2019
      Nima Sherpa,
    • June 2019
      Duc Ly,
    • Dec 2018
      Sakinah Chinwala,
    • Aug 2018
      Megan Lee,
    • May 2018
      Anthony Jabr,
    • May 2018
      Irene Moy,
    • May 2018
      Rachael Folorunsho,
    • Dec 2017
      Kenny Tran,
    • Aug 2017
      Marena Hanna,
    • Aug 2017
      Sabita Ale Thapa, McNair Scholar
    • June 2017
      Marelize Snyman,
    • June 2017
      Trung Huynh,
    • Dec 2016
      Kelley Bishop,

Courses

      • BIOL 6291-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107862)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 6391-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 6691-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 4379-029 RESEARCH AND DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • UNIV-SC 1131-004 STUDENT SUCCESS
        (Course Id: 101210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 6691-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • BIOL 4379-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2019
      • BIOL 6391-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 6591-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107866)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 6691-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 4279-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107716)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 4379-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 3315-001 GENETICS
        (Course Id: 107662)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 4289-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 4389-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112701)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BIOL 6291-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107862)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 6391-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 6591-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107866)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 6691-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 4179-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107712)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 4189-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 4389-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112701)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 6691-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • BIOL 4379-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • BIOL 4389-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112701)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • BIOL 6391-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 4279-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107716)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 4379-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 3315-002 GENETICS
        (Course Id: 107662 | Servlearn: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5301-029 LABORATORY ROTATION
        (Course Id: 107785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 4189-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107713)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 4389-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112701)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BIOL 6591-029 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107866)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4379-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4189-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4389-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112701)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4379-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • BIOL 4389-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112701)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • BIOL 5301-029 LABORATORY ROTATION
        (Course Id: 107785)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4389-029 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112701)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BIOL 4179-029 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107712)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016

Service to the University

    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Biology Graduate Admission Committee

Service to the Profession

    • May 2019 to  Present
      Editor, Associate Editor
      Marine Life Science and Technology
    • 2016 to  Present
      Editor, Associate Editor
      Genome
    • Jan 2018 to  Dec 2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Molecular Ecology
    • Feb 2017 to  Dec 2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences USA
      Review of 1 manuscript.
    • Jan 2017 to  Dec 2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Ecology and Evolution
      Review of 1 manuscript.

Service to the Community

    • June 2019 to  Present
      Judge of student presentations of Hamilton Award (Providence, Rhode Island,
      Society for the Study of Evolution
    • July 2018 to  2019
      Summer/Winter Internship Advisor (Irving, Texas,
      Uplift North Hills Preparatory
      Advising high school internees for research experience.