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Zhanjiang (John) Liu

Zhanjiang (John) Liu


Professor, Biology; Syracuse University Vice President for Research
Office:

johnliu@syr.edu

226 Lyman Hall
315.443.2492


Research Interests

  • Aquaculture genomics and bioinformatics.

Educational Interests

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Fish Genetics and Genetic Improvement

Education

  • Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (1989)
  • M.S., Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (1985)
  • B.S., Plant Protection, Northwestern Agricultural University, Shaanxi Province, China (1981)

Honors and Recognitions

  • Fellow, World Aquaculture Society (WAS) (since 2017)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (since 2007)
  • Distinguished NRSP-8 Lecturer of the Year, USDA National Animal Genome Program (2017)
  • Dean's Grantsmanship Award, College of Agriculture (2015)
  • Fulbright Specialist Award, US Department of State (2015)
  • Dean's Grantsmanship Award, College of Agriculture (2014)
  • Super Professor, Faculty Row (2012)
  • Academy of Fellows, College of Agriculture, Auburn University (2012)
  • Hou Ji Scholar, Northwest A&F University, Yanglin, China (2011-present)
  • Honorary Dean, College of Marine Science and Engineering, Qingdao Agricultural University, China (2012-present)
  • Affiliate Professor, Dalian Ocean University, China (2012-present)
  • Academy of Inventors, Auburn University (2011)
  • USDA Recognition for significant contribution to National Animal Genome Program, USDA CSREES (2009)
  • Honorary Director, Applied Genomics Institute, the Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences (2009-present)
  • Second place award for most cited paper of the year, International Society of Animal Genetics (2008)
  • Affiliate Professor, Northwest A&F University, China (2008-present)
  • Affiliate Professor, Liaoning Fisheries Research Academy, China (2007-present)
  • Creative Research & Scholarship Award, Auburn University (2007)
  • Alumni Professorship, Auburn University (in recognition of outstanding contributions in research and teaching) (2002-2007)

Professional Associations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2007-present)
  • World Aquaculture Society (2004-present)
  • American Fisheries Society (1998-2003)
  • Physiology Section, American Fisheries Society (1998-2003)
  • Genetics Section, American Fisheries Society (1998-2003)
  • Honorary Member, American Institute of Biological Sciences (1997-1998)
  • American Phytopathological Society (1983-1985)

Recent Publications

  • Fu Q, Yang Y, Li C, Zeng Q, Zhou T, Li N, Liu Y, Liu S, Li D, Liu ZJ. 2017. The CC and CXC chemokine receptors in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and their involvement in disease and hypoxia responses. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 77: 241-251.
  • Fu Q, Yang Y, Li C, Zeng Q, Zhou T, Li N, Liu Y, Li Y, Wang X, Liu S, Li D, Liu ZJ. 2017. The chemokinome superfamily: II. The 64 CC chemokines in channel catfish and their involvement in disease and hypoxia responses. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 73: 97-108.
  • Geng X, Liu S, Yuan Z, Jiang Y, Zhi D, and Liu ZJ. 2017. A genome wide association study reveals that genes with functions for bone development are associated with body conformation in catfish. Marine Biotechnology, in press.
  • Wang X, Liu S, Dunham R, Liu ZJ. 2017. Effects of strain and body weight on low-oxygen tolerance of channel catfish. Aquaculture International 25: 1645-1652. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0125-2.
  • The Aquaculture Genomics, Genetics and Breeding Workshop, Abdelrahman H, ElHady M, Alcivar-Warren A, Allen S, Al-Tobasei R, Bao L, Beck B, Blackburn H, Bosworth B, Buchanan J, Chappell J, Daniels W, Dong S, Dunham R, Durland E, Elaswad A, Gomez-Chiarri M, Gosh K, Guo X, Hackett P, Hanson T, Hedgecock D, Howard T, Holland L, Jackson M, Jin Y, Kahlil K, Kocher T, Leeds T, Li N, Lindsey L, Liu S, Liu ZJ*, Martin K, Novriadi R, Odin R, Palti Y, Peatman E, Proestou D, Qin G, Reading B, Rexroad C, Roberts S, Salem M, Severin A, Shi H, Shoemaker C, Stiles S, Tan S, Tang KFJ, Thongda W, Tiersch T, Tomasso J, Tri Prabowo W, Vallejo R, van der Steen H, Vo K, Waldbieser G, Wang H, Wang X, Xiang J, Yang Y, Yant R, Yuan Z, Zeng Q, and Zhou T. 2017. Aquaculture genomics, genetics and breeding in the United States: current status, challenges, and priorities for future research. BMC Genomics 18: 191. DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-3557-1.
  • Wang X, Liu S, Yang Y, Fu Q, Abebe A, Liu ZJ. 2017. Identification of NF-κB related genes in channel catfish and their expression profiles in mucosal tissues after columnaris bacterial infection. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 70: 27-38.
  • Zhong X, Wang X, Zhou T, Jin Y, Tan S, Jiang C, Geng X, Li N, Shi H, Zeng Q, Yang Y, Yuan Z, Bao L, Tian C, Liu S, Li Q, Liu ZJ. 2017. Genome-wide association study reveals multiple novel QTL associated with low-oxygen tolerance in hybrid catfish. Marine Biotechnology 19: 379-390. DOI: 10.1007/s10126-017-9757-5.
  • Li Y, Geng X, Bao L, Elaswad A, Huggins KW, Dunham R, Liu ZJ. 2017. A deletion in the Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 4 (Hps4) gene appears to be responsible for albinism in channel catfish. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, in press. DOI 10.1007/s00438-017-1302-8.
  • Nunes, José de Ribamar da Silva, Liu S, Pértille F, Perazza C, Vera Maria Fonseca de Almeida Val, Hilsdorf AWS, Liu ZJ, & Coutinho LL. 2017. Large-scale SNP discovery and construction of a high-density genetic map of tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) through genotyping-by-sequencing. Scientific Report 7: 46112. doi: 10.1038/srep46112.
  • Zhou T, Liu S, Geng X, Jin Y, Jiang C, Bao L, Yao J, Zhang Y, Zhang J, Sun L, Wang X, Li N, Tan S, Liu ZJ. 2017. GWAS analysis of QTL for enteric septicemia of catfish and their involved genes suggest evolutionary conservation of a molecular mechanism of disease resistance. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 292: 231-242. DOI 10.1007/s00438-016-1269-x.
  • Gao S, and Liu ZJ. 2017. Taste receptors and gustatory associated G proteins in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, part D, Genomics and Proteomics 21: 1-9. doi.org/10.1016/j.cbd.2016.10.002.
  • Gao S, Liu S, Yao J, Li N, Yuan Z, Zhou T, Li Q, and Liu ZJ. 2017. Genomic organization and evolution of olfactory receptors and trace amine-associated receptors in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects 1861 (2017): 644-651. Doi 10.1016/j.bbagen.2016.10.017.
  • Zeng Q, Fu Q, Li Y, Waldbieser G, Bosworth B, Liu S, Yang Y, Bao L, Yuan Z, Li N, and Liu ZJ. 2017. Development of a 690K SNP array in catfish and its application for genetic mapping of 250,000 markers and validation of the reference genome sequence. Scientific Report 7: 40347 DOI:10.1038/srep40347.
  • Zhou T, Li N, Liu S, Jin Y, Fu Q, Gao S, Wang X, Liu ZJ. 2017. The NCK and ABI adaptor genes in catfish and their involvement in ESC disease responses. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 73: 119-123.
  • Tian C, Tan S, Bao L, Zeng Q, Liu S, Yang Y, Zhong X, Liu ZJ. 2017. DExD/H-box RNA helicase genes are differentially expressed between males and females during the critical period of male sex differentiation in channel catfish. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology part D 22: 109-119.
  • Fu Q, Zeng Q, Li Y, Yang Y, Li C, Zhou T, Li N, Liu S, Yao J, Jiang C, Li D, Liu ZJ. 2017. The chemokinome superfamily in channel catfish: I. CXC subfamily and their involvement in disease defense and hypoxia responses. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 60: 380-390.
  • Tan S, Yao J, Zhou T, Liu ZJ. 2016. Identification, annotation and expression analysis of 29 Rho GTPase genes from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) after bacterial infections. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 67: 445-451. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2016.10.005.
  • Yang Y, Fu Q, Zhou T, Li Y, Liu S, Zeng Q, Wang X, Jin Y, Qin Z, Dunham R, Liu ZJ. 2016. Analysis of apolipoprotein genes and their involvement in disease response of channel catfish after bacterial infection. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 67: 464-470. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2016.09.007.
  • Jin Y, Zhou T, Liu S, Geng X, Chen A, Yao J, Jiang C, Wang X, Su B, Liu ZJ. 2016. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of heat stress-associated SNPs in catfish. Animal Genetics 48: 233-236. doi: 10.1111/age.12482.
  • Yuan Z, Liu S, Yao J, Zeng Q, Liu ZJ. 2016. Expression of Bcl-2 genes in channel catfish after bacterial infection and hypoxia stress. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 65: 79-90.