Wenbo Zhao


Wenbo joined the Sparks lab in April 2018. He graduated and obtained his Bachelor’s from the Beijing University of Agriculture. He started his Master of bioinformatics in the Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at the University of Delaware in 2017. During his undergraduate studies, Wenbo’s research focused on reducing the amount of trehalose enzyme in Arabidopsis by transgenic technology, which focused on improving Arabidopsis tolerance for growth in drought and saline environments. Wenbo is currently learning how to build a database and analyze different biological data types (e.g. protein annotation). He is interested in utilizing computational tools to mine the gold from vast amounts of biological data. The Sparks Lab research about maize is a very interesting project for Wenbo, especially the growth of brace root of maize. Under Dr. Chunming Chen’s and Dr. Cecilia Arighi’s guidance, Wenbo is learning to build a database to classify different genotypes and phenotypes of maize. In his free time, Wenbo enjoys cooking and watching movies and animation with friends. Traveling is also his favorite for vacations.


Email:  wbzhao@udel.edu