Fan Yongliang, Ph.D.
Northwest A&F University
College of Plant Protectioon
Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, CHINA
P Email: email@example.com
1996 Ph.D.Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
1988 M.Sc.Zoology, Shanxi University, Shanxi Province, China.
1985 B.Sc. Crop protection, Shanxi Agricultural University, Shanxi, China
EMPLOYMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014 - nowResearcher, Northwest A&F University, China
2010 - 2013Research Scientist, Institute of Genome Science and Policies, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
2008 - 2010Research Entomologist, Product Safety, Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., RTP, Durham, NC 27709
1999 - 2008Post-doctoral Research Associate and Research Associate, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
1996 - 1999Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
My research focuses on insect chemical ecology and insect physiology. Currently we are working at the following two research areas.
1.Characterize male-derived mating factors. The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), is the notorious worldwide vegetable pest. Male is polyandrous while female is monandrous. The mechanism underlining the inhibition of female re-mating is unknown. Results from it will help us understand some fundamentals of the moth reproductive biology, and provide important both theoretical and practical basses for devising novel technologies on the integrated pest management of the diamondback moth.
2.Study insect hydrocarbons. Cuticular hydrocarbons are used by insects to water-proofing. Disruption of hydrocarbon biosynthesis will lead to the death of insects from desiccation. We study the genes and proteins of enzymes involved in aphids hydrocarbon biosynthesis. This project will provide the basic understanding of the aphid lipid processing.
Fan Y. and J. J. Wernegreen. 2013. Can’t take the heat: High temperature depletes bacterial endosymbionts of ants. Microbial Ecology 66:727-733.
Fan Y., J.W. Thompson L.G. Dubois M. A. Moseley and J. J. Wernegreen. 2012. Proteomic analysis of an unculturable bacterial endosymbiont (Blochmannia) reveals high abundance of chaperonins and biosynthetic enzymes. Journal of Proteome Research 12:704-718.
Shpigler H., Patch P. M., Cohen M., Fan Y., Grozinger, C. M. and G. Bloch. 2010. The transcription factor Kruppel homolog 1 is linked to hormone mediated social organization in bees. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:120.
Fan Y., F. J. Richard, Rouf N. and C. M. Grozinger. 2010. Effects of queen mandibular pheromone on nestmate recognition in worker honey bees, Apis mellifera. Animal Behaviour 79:649-656.
Fan Y., D. Eliyahu and C. Schal. 2008. Cuticular hydrocarbons as maternal provisions in embryos and nymphs of the cockroach Blattella germanica. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 548-554.
Grozinger C. M., Y. Fan, S. E. R. Hoover, and ML Winston. 2007. Genome-wide analysis reveals differences in brain gene expression patterns associated with caste and reproductive status in honey bees. Molecular Ecology 16: 4837-4848.
Riehle M. A., Y. Fan, C. Cao, and M. R. Brown. 2006. Molecular characterization of insulin-like peptides in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti: Expression, cellular localization, and phylogeny. Peptides 27: 2547-2560.
Fan Y., J. C. Gore, K. Redding, L. D. Vailes, M. D. Chapman, and C. Schal. 2005. Tissue localization and regulation by juvenile hormone of human allergen Bla g 4 from the German cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.) Insect Molecular Biology 14: 45-53.
Youngsteadt E., Y. Fan, B. Stay and C. Schal. 2005. Hydrocarbon synthesis and maternal provisioning to embryos in the viviparous cockroach, Diploptera punctata. Journal of Insect Physiology 51: 803-809.
Groot A., Y. Fan, C. Brownie, R. A. Jurenka, F. Gould and C. Schal. 2005. Effect of PBAN on pheromone production by mated Heliothis virescens and Heliothis subflexa females. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 15-28.
Fan Y., C. Schal, E. Vargo and A. Bagneres. 2004. Characterization of termite lipophorin and its involvement in hydrocarbon transport. Journal of Insect Physiology 50: 609-620.
Schal C., Y. Fan and G. J. Blomquist. 2003. Regulation of pheromone biosynthesis, transport, and emission in cockroaches. In: Insect Pheromones - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (G. J. Blomquist and R. Vogt, Eds.), Academic Press, New York, pp. 283-322.
Fan Y., L. Zurek, M. Dykstra and C. Schal. 2003. Hydrocarbon biosynthesis by enzymatically dissociated oenocytes of the abdominal integument of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. Naturwissenschaften 90: 121-126.
Fan Y., J. Chase, V. Sevala, and C. Schal. 2002. Lipophorin-facilitated hydrocarbon uptake by oocytes in the German cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.) Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 781-790.
Fan Y., A. Rafaeli, P. Moshitzky, E. Kubli, Y. Choffat and S. W. Applebaum. 2000. Common functional elements of Drosophila melanogaster seminal peptides involved in reproduction of Drosophila melanogaster and Helicoverpa armigera females. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 30: 805-812.
Fan Y., A. Rafaeli, C. Gileadi, E. Kubli and S. W. Applebaum. 1999. Drosophila melanogaster sex-peptide stimulates JH-synthesis and depresses sex pheromone production in Helicoverpa armigera. Journal of Insect Physiology 45: 127-133.
Fan Y., A. Rafaeli, C. Gileadi, and S. W. Applebaum. 1999. Juvenile hormone induction of pheromone gland PBAN-responsiveness in Helicoverpa armigera females. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 29: 635-641.
Rafaeli A., C. Gileadi, Y. Fan and M. Cao. 1997. Physiological mechanisms of pheromonostatic responses: effects of adrenergic agonists and antagonists on moth pheromone biosynthesis. Journal of Insect Physiology 43: 261-269.