Nannan Liu

Nannan Liu

Professor
Insect Molecular Toxicology and Physiology

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301 Funchess Hall
+1 334-844-5005
liunann@auburn.edu




Education:

1990-1995 Ph.D., Cornell, University, Ithaca, NY (Insect Molecular Toxicology); Dissertation: "Molecular Genetics of P450 Monooxygenase Mediated Resistance in the House Fly, Musca domestica".

Professional Experience:

2010-Present The Faculty Endowed Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University.
2009-Present Professor (68% research, 32% teaching), Insect Molecular Toxicology and Physiology, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University. Independent Researcher.
2003-2009 Associate Professor (68% research, 32% teaching), Insect Molecular Toxicology and Physiology, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University. Independent Researcher.
1997-2003 Assistant Professor (68% research, 32% teaching), Insect Molecular Toxicology, Physiology. Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University. Independent Researcher.
1996-1997 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University. Regulation of cytochrome P450 (CYP6D1) gene expression in insecticide resistance of house flies. Researched in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey G. Scott.
1995-1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Heme oxygenase gene regulation in rats. Researched in the lab of Dr. Mahin D. Maines.
1990-1995 Graduate Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University. Mechanisms of resistance and molecular genetics of monooxygenase-mediated resistance in house flies. Researched in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey G. Scott.

Additional Affiliations:

  • 2007-Present - Adjunct Professor, Southwest Agriculture University, Chongqing, China
  • 2007-Present - Graduate Advisor and Adjunct Professor, Hua Zhong Agriculture University, Wu Han, China
  • 2006-Present - Graduate Advisor and Adjunct Professor, College of Agriculture, China Agriculture University, Beijing, China
  • 2002-Present - Adjunct Professor, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, China
  • 2002-Present - Invited Co-Advisor, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry, Yangling, China

Recent Honors and Awards:

  • 2010 - NIH ZRG1-VB-P, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Competitive Grants Award
  • 2010 - Endowed professorship award, Auburn University
  • 2009 - Dean's Craftsmanship Award, College of Agriculture, Auburn University
  • 2009 - NIH ZRG1-VB-P, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Competitive Grants Award

Professional Contributions:

  • 2010-Present - Member, Awards Committee, Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA)
  • 2007-Present - Associate Editor, Journal of Midsouth Entomologist
  • 2007-Present - Editorial Board Member, The Open Entomology Journal
  • 2007-Present - Editorial Board Member, Acta Entomologica Sinica
  • 2010-2011 - Organizer, "Insecticide and Toxicology Symposium" at "The 2nd International Forum of Surveillance and Control of Mosquitoes," Beijing, China
  • 2010 - Member, Program Committee, 84th Annual Meeting of the SEB-ESA
  • 2009 - Program Chair, 83rd Annual Meeting of the SEB-ESA
  • 2009 - Moderator, Student Oral Competition, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Integrative Physiological & Molecular Insect Systems Section, 57th Annual Meeting of ESA, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2009 - Moderator, Oral presentation, Genetics, Integrative Physiological & Molecular Insect Systems Section, 57th Annual Meeting of ESA, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2009 - Organizer, "Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Symposium" at the 83th Annual Meeting of SEB- ESA
  • 2008 - Book Editor, "Recent Advances in Insect Physiology, Toxicology and Molecular Biology", Research Signpost, ISBN: 978-81-308-0242-8

Teaching

  • ENTM 7100 - Toxicology
  • ENTM 7200 - Insect Physiology
  • ENTM 8970 - Special Problems and Topics in "Molecular Biology and Biotechnology"
  • ENTM 7970 - Special Problems and Topics in "Biotechnology, Toxicology, and Insect Physiology"

Graduate Students:

  • Served as Major Professor: 10 Graduate Students in Total Since 1999
  • Served as Committee Member for Students: 37 in Total; 28 Completed (9 M.S., 19 Ph.D.); 9 Current (1 M.S., 8 Ph.D.)

Served as Supervisor to Visiting Scietists and Research Associates:

  • 2009-Present - Dr. Huqi Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, China
  • 2009-Present - Dr. Chuanwang Cao, Assistant Professor, College of Forestry, Northeast Forestry University, Heilongjiang, China
  • 2008-Present - Dr. Lan Zhang, Research Associate, Key Laboratory of Toxicology, College of Plant Protection, China Agriculture University, Beijing, China
  • 2006-2007 - Dr. Lin He, Professor, Key Laboratory of Toxicology, College of Plant Protection, Northwest University, Chongqing, China
  • 2003-2005 - Dr. Haichuan Wang, Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2003-2005 - Ms. Qin Lin, Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2001-2003 - Prof. Jinian Feng, Professor, Key Laboratory of Plant Protection Resources and Pest Management, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, China

Current Funding

  • 2010-2012 - Liu, N. (PI), K. Dong (Co-PI), L. Zhang (C0-PI) "Characterization of sodium channel mutations involved in insecticide resistance in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus", NIH ZRG1-VB-P, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 2010-2012 - Liu, N. (PI), L. Zhang (Co-PI), "Multiple Gene Interaction(s) and Regulation: the Molecular Basis of Insecticide Resistance in the Mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus", Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Hatch/Multistate Funding Program
  • 2010-2011 - Liu, N. (PI), "Characterization of the functions of P450 genes in the red imported fire ant," Alabama Department of Agriculture
  • 2009-2011 - Liu, N. (PI), L. Zhang (Co-PI) "Characterizing the role of the 22 up-regulated genes in mosquito resistance", NIH ZRG1-VB-P, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Last Updated: February 29, 2012

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