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Yong Zhang

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2008
  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Life Sciences, Shandong Normal University, China

Selected publications

  • Lamba, P., Wentworth, D.B., Emery, P*, and Zhang, Y*. (2014 ) Morning and Evening oscillators cooperate to phase shift circadian behavior in response to light input . Cell Reports , 7, 6 0 1 - 608 ( *co-corresponding author)
  • Zhang, Y*., Ling, J.L*., Yuan, C.Y., Dubruille, R. and Emery., P. (2013) A role for Drosophila ATX2 in activation of PER translation and circadian behavior. Science, 340(6134):879-82. (*equal contribution, highlighted by Nature Reviews Neuroscience, editor’s choice by Science Signaling)
  • Zhang, Y. and Emery, P. GW182 controls Drosophila circadian behavior and PDF-Receptor signalling. (2013) Neuron 78(1):152-165.
  • Karpowicz, P., Zhang, Y., Hogenesch, J., Emery, P. and Perrimon, N. (2013) The Circadian Clock gates the Intestinal Stem Cell Regenerative State. Cell Reports, 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.03.016.
  • Ge, X., Zhang, Y., Jiang, J.H., Zhong, Y., Yang, X., et al. (2013) Identification of MicroRNAs in Helicoverpa armigera and Spodoptera litura Ba sed on Deep Sequencing and Homology Analysis. Int J Biol Sci 9(1):1 - 15.
  • Zhang, Y., Liu, Y.X., Wentworth, D.B., Hardin, P.E. and Emery, P. (2010) Light and temperature control the contribution of specific DN1 neurons to Drosophila circadian behavior. Current Biology 20, 600-605 .
  • Zhang, Y*., Zhou, X*., Ge, X., Jiang, J.H., Li, M.W., Jia, S.H., et al. (2009) Insect specific microRNA involved in the development of the silkworm Bombyx mori. Plos ONE. 2009; 4(3): e4677 (*equal contribution)
  • Zhang, Y., Huang, J.H., Zhou, B., Zhang, C.L. and Huang Y .P (2009) Up-regulation of lysozyme gene expression during metamorphosis and immune challenge of cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera. Arch of Insect Biochem Physiol 70(1):18-29.
  • Liu, W.B., Miao, X.X., Zhang, Y., and Huang, Y.P. (2008) Identification and phylogeny of five male-specific lethal genes in the silkworm Bombyx mori. Entomological Research 38: 48-56.
  • Zhang, Y., Huang, J.H., Jia, S.H., Liu, W.B., Li, M.W., et al. (2007) SAGE tag based cDNA microarray analysis during larval to pupal development and isolation of novel cDNAs in Bombyx mori. Genomics. 90(3):372-379.
  •  Huang, J.H.*, Zhang, Y *., Li, M.W., Wang, S.B. Liu, W.B., et al. (2007) RNA interference-mediated silencing of the bursic on gene induces defects in wing expansion of silkworm. FEBS Lett . 581(4):697-701. ( Featured as cover article,* equal contribution.)
  • Jia, S.H., Li, M.W., Zhou, B., Liu, W.B., Zhang, Y. et al. (2007) Proteomic Analysis of Silk Gland Programmed Cell Death during metamorphosis of the Silkworm Bombyx mori. J Proteome Res. 6(8):3003-3010