Dr. Zhanjiang Liu

Alumni Professor
Associate Dean Research
Assistant Director AAES
334-844-4054
liuzhan@auburn.edu

Field of Specialization
Genetics

  • Professional Affiliations
  • Special Honors & Awards
  • Research
  • Publications

  • Associate Editor, BMC Genomics, 2010 – Present
  • Associate Editor, BMC Genetics, 2009 – Present
  • Honorary International Director, Applied Genomics Center, Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences, Beijing, China, 2009 – Present
  • Editorial Board, Reviews in Aquaculture, 2008 – Present
  • Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2007 – Present
  • Editorial Board, Reviews in Aquaculture, 2007
  • Editorial Board, Animal Biotechnology, 2007 – Present
  • North American Editor, Marine Biotechnology, 2004 – Present
  • Editorial Board, Aquaculture, 2004 – Present
  • Aquaculture Coordinator, National Animal Genome Project NRSP-8, 2003-2008
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Oceans and Human Health Initiative, NOAA.
  • Steering Committee, International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture
  • Panel Chair, Porcine Genome Sequencing
  • Adviser, National Agricultural Hi-tech Industries, China.
  • Adjunct professor, Shanghai Fisheries University, Shanghai, China.I
  • International Director, Aquaculture Education Center of Ministry of Education, China.
  • International Director, Key Laboratory of Aquaculture Systems and Molecular Ecology of the Ministry of Agriculture, China.
  • International Scientific Advisor, Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences.
  • Director, Sino-American Functional Genomics Laboratory, Qingdao, China.
  • Advisory Panel Member, Genome Research on All Salmonids (cGRASP), Canada.
  • Reviews for over 40 professional Journals.
  • Grant Review Panel members for numerous USDA, NIH, NOAA, and SeaGrant.
  • Panel members for numerous national and international functions.
  • Conference organizers for Plant and Animal Genome, and World Aquaculture Society sessions.

  • USDA Recognition for significant contribution to “National Animal Genome Program” as Coordinator of Aquaculture, USDA CSREES, 2009.
  • AAAS Fellow, 2007.
  • Creative Research and Scholarship Award, Auburn University, 2007
  • Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station Director’s Outstanding Research Award, 2007.
  • Director’s Outstanding Senior Research Award, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, 2006.
  • Golden Summit Award from the Governor, Sichuan Province, China in recognition of “enthusiastic support to economic construction and social progress in Sichuan Province, and prominent contributions to international exchange and friendly cooperation between Sichuan and foreign countries, 2003.
  • Alumni Professorship, Auburn University, 2002-2007.
  • “Catfish Genome Research” exhibited on Capitol Hill, sponsored by NASULGC, 2000.
  • Distinguished Research Award by Alabama Catfish Producers in recognition of outstanding research contributions and dedication to Alabama’s catfish industry, 1999.

My major research interests are in genome research of catfish including major projects of:

1. Development of molecular markers;
2. Genetic linkage mapping;
3 . QTL mapping;
4 . Transcriptome analysis including gene discovery of 25,000 catfish genes, EST sequencing, gene indexing, and gene ontology studies;
5. Physical mapping;
6. Development of microarray technologies;
7. Comparative mapping; and
8. Bioinformatics.

Title Journal Year
Alternative complement pathway of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): Molecular characterization, mapping and expression analysis of factors Bf/C2 and Df Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2012
Molecular characterization of three L-type lectin genes from channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus and their responses to Edwardsiella ictaluri challenge Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2012
Characterization of a mannose-binding lectin from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Research in Veterinary Science 2012
Pathogen recognition receptors in channel catfish: I. Identification, phylogeny and expression of NOD-like receptors Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2012
Rapid development of molecular resources for a freshwater mussel, Villosa lienosa (Bivalvia:Unionidae), using an RNA-seq-based approach Freshwater Science 2012
Susceptibility of channel catfish, blue catfish and channel×blue catfish hybrid to Ichthyophthirius multifiliis Aquaculture 2011
Microarray analysis of gene expression in eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reveals a novel combination of antimicrobial and oxidative stress host responses after dermo (Perkinsus marinus) challenge Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2011
Molecular responses of ceruloplasmin to Edwardsiella ictaluri infection and iron overload in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2011
Molecular characterization and expression analysis of the channel catfish cathepsin D genes Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2011
Microfibrillar-associated protein 4 (MFAP4) genes in catfish play a novel role in innate immune responses Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2011
Proliferating cells in suborbital tissue drive eye migration in flatfish Developmental Biology 2011
Gene expression profiling of a fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis: Insights into development and senescence-associated avirulence Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D 2011
Development of genomic resources in support of sequencing, assembly, and annotation of the catfish genome Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D 2011
Molecular responses of calreticulin genes to iron overload and bacterial challenge in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2011
Structure and expression of transferrin gene of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2010
Identification and characterization of matrix metalloproteinase-13 sequence structure and expression during embryogenesis and infection in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2010
GENERATION AND ANALYSIS OF ESTs FROM THE GRASS CARP, CTENOPHARYNGODON IDELLUS Animal Biotechnology, 2010
Molecular characterization of complement factor I reveals constitutive expression in channel catfish Fish & Shellfish Immunology 2009
NOD-like subfamily of the nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat containing family receptors and their expression in channel catfish Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2009
Transcriptomic profiling of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis reveals polyadenylation of the large subunit ribosomal RNA Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part D 2009
Microarray analysis of gene expression in the blue catfish liver reveals early activation of the MHC class I pathway after infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri Molecular Immunology 2008
The warm temperature acclimation protein Wap65 as an immune response gene: Its duplicates are differentially regulated by temperature and bacterial infections Molecular Immunology 2008
Characterization, polymorphism assessment, and database construction for microsatellites from BAC end sequences of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): A resource for integration of linkage and physical maps Aquaculture 2008
The two channel catfish intelectin genes exhibit highly differential patterns of tissue expression and regulation after infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2008
Assessing genetic diversity of populations of topmouth culter (Culter alburnus) in China using AFLP markers Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 2007
Generation and analysis of ESTs from the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica Gmelin and identification of microsatellite and SNP markers BMC Genomics 2007
Repeat structure of the catfish genome: a genomic and transcriptomic assessment of Tc1-like transposon elements in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Genetica 2007
Towards the ictalurid catfish transcriptome: generation and analysis of 31,215 catfish ESTs BMC Genomics 2007
Structural characterisation and expression analysis of Toll-like receptor 2 gene from catfish Fish and Shellfish Immunology 2007
A BAC-based physical map of the channel catfish genome Genomics 2007
Evolution of CC chemokines in teleost fish: a case study in gene duplication and implications for immune diversity Immunogenetics 2007
Divergent Toll-like receptors in catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): TLR5S, TLR20, TLR21 Fish and Shellfish Immunology 2007
Expression analysis of the acute phase response in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) after infection with a Gram-negative bacterium Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2007
A cDNA Microarray for Crassostrea virginica and C. gigas Marine Biotechnology 2007
Aquaculture Genome Technologies Book ( editied ) 2007
Characterization of a BAC Library from Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus : Indications of High Levels of Chromosomal Reshuffling Among Teleost Genomes Marine Biotechnology 2007
Towards the ictalurid catfish transcriptome: generation and analysis of 31,215 catfish ESTs BMC Genomics 2007
Characterization of a NK-lysin antimicrobial Fish and Shellfish Immunology 2006
Major Histocompatibility Complex Class IIB Allele Polymorphism and Its Association with Resistance/Susceptibility to Vibrio anguillarum in Japanese Flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) Marine Biotechnology 2006
Transgenic Fish - Where We Are and Where Do We Go? The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture Bamidgeh 2006
Transcriptome Characterization Through the Generation and Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags: Factors to Consider for a Successful EST Project The Israeli Journal of Aqaculture Bamidgeh 2006
Characterization of 23 CC chemokine genes and analysis of their expression in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2006
Combined use of 16S ribosomal DNA and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis to study the bacterial community in catfish ponds Letters in Applied Microbiology 2006
The catfish liver-expressed antimicrobial peptide 2 (LEAP-2) gene is expressed in a wide range of tissues and developmentally regulated Molecular Immunology 2006
Molecular systematics of bisexual Artemia populations Aquacultural Research 2006
Catfish CC chemokines: genomic clustering, duplications, and expression after bacterial infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri Molecular Genetic Genomics 2006
Comparison of domestic and wild channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) populations provides no evidence for genetic impact Aquaculture 2006
Toll-like receptor 3 and TICAM genes in catfish: species-specific expression profiles following infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri Immunogenetics 2006
NK-lysin of channel catfish: Gene triplication, sequence variation, and expression analysis Molecular Immunology 2006
Genomic organization, gene duplication, and expression analysis of interleukin-1B in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Molecular Immunology 2006
Channel catfish BAC-end sequences for marker development and assessment of syntenic conservation with other fish species Animal Genetics 2006
CC chemokines in zebrafish: Evidence for extensive intrachromosomal gene duplications Genomics 2006
Analysis of a catfish gene resembling interleukin-8: cDNA cloning, Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2005
Catfish hepcidin gene is expressed in a wide range of tissues Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2005
Characterization and expression analysis of bactericidal Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2005
Analysis of genetic variation in selected stocks Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 2005
Constitutive expression of three novel catfish CXC chemokines: Molecular Immunology 2005
Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) ( Book Chapt. ) Stock Identification Methods 2005
Chemokines in Fish: A Rapidly Expanding Repertoire Focus on Immunology Research 2005
Isolation of SFRS3 gene and its differential expression during metamorphosis involving eye migration of Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 2005
In silico identification and expression analysis of 12 novel CC chemokines in catfish Immunogenetics 2005
DNA marker technologies and their applications Aquaculture 2004
Molecular cloning of proopiomelanocortin cDNA and multi-tissue General and Comparative Endocrinology 2004
Sequence analysis and expression of a CXC chemokine in resistant Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2004
Purification of vitellin from the ovary of Chinese mitten-handed crab (Eriocheir sinensis) and development of an antivitellin ELISA Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 2004
Multiple CC chemokines in channel catfish and blue catfish as revealed by analysis of expressed sequence tags Immunogenetics 2004
Bioinformatic Mining of Type I Microsatellites from Expressed Sequence Tags of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Marine Biotechnology 2004
Development of Expressed Sequence Tags from Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica): Lessons Learned from Previous Efforts Marine Biotechnology 2004
Development of Expressed Sequence Tags from Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica): Lessons Learned from Previous Efforts Marine Biotechnology 2004
Alterations in Gene Expression in the Brain of White Catfish (Ameiurus catus) in Response to Cold Acclimation Marine Biotechnology 2004
Identification of mariner elements from house flies ( Musca domestica )and German cockroaches ( Blattella germanica ) Insect Molecular Biology 2004
Development of type I markers in channel catfish through intron sequencing Animal Genetics 2004
Assessing genetic diversity of domestic Aquaculture 2003
Dress-out and fillet yields of channel catfish, blue catfish, and their F1, F2 and backcross hybrids Aquaculture 2003
A review of catfish genomics: progress and Comparative and Functional Genomics 2003
Translational machinery of channel catfish: II. Complementary DNA and Gene 2003
An AFLP-Based Genetic Linkage Map of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Genetics 2003
Gene Mapping,lsolation and Genetic Improvement in Catfish ( Book Chapter ) Aquatic Genomics - Steps Toward a Great Future 2003
Genomics revolution: great - expectations 50 Years of DNA 2003
Putative SNP discovery in interspecific hybrids of catfish by comparative EST analysis Animal Genetics 2003
Molecular characterization and differential expression of the myostatin Biochimica et Biophysica 2002
Translational machinery of channel catfish: I. A transcriptomic approach Gene 2002
Expression Profile of the Channel Catfish Spleen: Analysis of Genes Involved in Immune Functions Marine Biotechnology 2002
Differential gene expression in the brain of channel catfish ( Ictalurus punctatus) in response to cold acclimation Molecular Genetic Genomics 2002
Transcriptome analysis of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): initial analysis of gene expression and microsatellite-containing cDNAs in the skin Gene 2002
Biochemical Genetics of Brook Trout: Management Implications in Georgia Annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Game and Fish Agencies 2002
Microsatellite-Containing Genes from the Channel Catfish Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2001
Multiple isoforms and an unusual cathodic isoform of creatine kinase from Gene 2001
Channel Catfish Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone: Complementary DNA Cloning and Expression During Ovulation Marine Biotechnology 2001
Effects of Insert Size on Transposition Efficiency of the Sleeping Beauty Transposon in Mouse Cells Marine Biotechnology 2001
Detection ofYersinia ruckeri in rainbow trout blood by use of the polymerase chain reaction Disease if Aquatic Organisms 2001
Transcriptome of channel catfish (lctalurus punctatus): initial analysis of genes and expression profiles of the head kidney Animal Genetics 2001
Genetic Analysis of Ozark Hellbenders Utilizing RAPD Markers Proceedings of the Annual Conference Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2001
Biochemical Genetics of BrookTrout in Georgia: Management Implications Proceedings of the Annual Conference Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2001
Gene Mapping and Marker-assisted Selection in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus) Acta Agriculturae Boreali-occidentalis Sinica 2001
Review of the Status of Aquaculture Genetics Technical Proceedings of the Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millenium 2001
The skeletal muscle a-actin gene of channel catfish (Ictalurus Gene 2000
Transcriptome analysis of channel cat Gene 2000
Comparison of Manual Stripping and Pen Spawning for Production of Channel Catfish 3 Blue Catfish Hybrids and Aquarium Spawning of Channel Catfish North American Journal of Aquaculture 2000
Random amplified polymorphic DNA markers: Aquaculture 1999
Transcribed Dinucleotide Microsatellites and Their Biochemical and Biophysical Research communications 1999
Characterization of nonautonomous Tc1-like transposable elements of Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 1999
High levels of conservation at microsatellite loci among Ictalurid catfishes Journal of Heredity 1999
Development of Polymorphic EST Markers Suitable for Genetic Linkage Mapping of Catfish Marine Biotechnology 1999
Development of Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) Markers Suitable for Genetic Linkage Mapping of Catfish Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1999
Effects of Seasonal Variations, Thyroid and Steroid Hormones, and Carp Pituitary Extract on the Artificial Production of Channel Catfish Zctalurus punctatus X Blue Catfish I. furcatus Hybrids Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 1999
Polymorphic microsatellite markers in Ictalurus punctatus and related catfish species Molecular Ecology 1999
Inheritance and usefulness of AFLP markers in channel cat Molecular and General Genetics 1998
Characterization of an A/T-rich family of sequences from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 1998
The Effect of the Absence or Presence of Channel Catfish Males on Induced Ovulation of Channel Catfish Females for Artificial Fertilization with Blue Catfish Sperm Progressive Fish Culturist 1998
Inheritance of RAPD markers in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), blue catfish (I. furcatus), and their F1, F2 and backcross hybrids Animal Genetics 1998
Transcriptional activities in the pituitaries of channel catfish before and after induced ovulation by injection of carp pituitary extract as revealed by expressed sequence tag analysis Journal of Molecular Endocrinology 1998
Genetic linkage and QTL mapping of ictalurid catfish Circular 1998
REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN CATFISH GENE MAPPING Proceedings of the Aquaculture Species Genome Mapping Workshop 1997
Hetero-stagger cloning: efficient and rapid cloning of PCR products Nucleic Acids Research 1996
The E5 gene product of rhesus papillomavirus is an activator of endogenous Ras and phosphatidylinositol-3'-kinase in NIH 3T3 cells Proceedings of the National Academy of Science-Biochemistry 1996
The expression levels of the human papillomavirus type 16 E7 correlate with its transforming potential Virology 1995
Incompatibility conditioned by the Mla gene in powdery mildew of barley" timing of the effect of cordycepin on hypersensitive cell death Physiology and Molecular Plant Pathology 1994
The E6 gene of human papillomavirus type 16 is sufficient for transformation of baby rat kidney cells in cotransfection with activated Ha-ras Virology 1994
Folic Acid and Pteroic Acid Related to Anemia of Cultured Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus Journal of Applied Aquaculture 1993
Molecular Cloning and Analysis of Abundant and Stage-Specific mRNAs from Puccinia graminis Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 1993
The products of the E5, E6, or E7 open reading frames of RhPV 1 Can individually transform NIH 3T3 cells or in cotransfections with activated Ras Can transform primary rodent epithelial cells Virology 1993
Folate-Degrading Bacteria in Channel Catfish Feeds Journal of Applied Aquaculture 1991
Development of Expression Vectors for Transgenic Fish Biotechnology 1990
Functional Analysis of Elements Affecting Expression of the B-Actin Gene of Carp Molecular and Cellular Biology 1990
Effect of megalevels of dietary vitamin C on the immune response of channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus in ponds Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 1989

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