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Dr. Zhanjiang Liu

Associate VP-Research/Associate Provost & Professor
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

ResearchProfessional AffiliationsHonors & AwardsPublications

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.

  • 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.

FISH & SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY — 2012
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

RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE — 2012
Characterization of a mannose-binding lectin from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY— 2012
Pathogen recognition receptors in channel catfish: I. Identification, phylogeny and expression of NOD-like receptors

FRESHWATER SCIENCE — 2012
Rapid development of molecular resources for a freshwater mussel, Villosa lienosa (Bivalvia:Unionidae), using an RNA-seq-based approach

AQUACULTURE — 2011
Susceptibility of channel catfish, blue catfish and channel×blue catfish hybrid to Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

FISH & SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY — 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

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2011
Microfibrillar-associated protein 4 (MFAP4) genes in catfish play a novel role in innate immune responses

DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY— 2011
Proliferating cells in suborbital tissue drive eye migration in flatfish

COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY, PART D — 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

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2011
Molecular responses of calreticulin genes to iron overload and bacterial challenge in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

FISH & SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY — 2010
Structure and expression of transferrin gene of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2010
Identification and characterization of matrix metalloproteinase-13 sequence structure and expression during embryogenesis and infection in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY — 2010
GENERATION AND ANALYSIS OF ESTs FROM THE GRASS CARP, CTENOPHARYNGODON IDELLUS

FISH & SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY — 2009
Molecular characterization of complement factor I reveals constitutive expression in channel catfish

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2009
NOD-like subfamily of the nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat containing family receptors and their expression in channel catfish

COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY, PART D — 2009
Transcriptomic profiling of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis reveals polyadenylation of the large subunit ribosomal RNA

MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY — 2008
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

AQUACULTURE — 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

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2008
The two channel catfish intelectin genes exhibit highly differential patterns of tissue expression and regulation after infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri

BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY — 2007
Assesing genetic diversity of populations of topmouth culter (Culter alburnus) in China using AFLP markers

BMC GENOMICS — 2007
Generation and analysis of ESTs from the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica Gmelin and identification of microsatellite and SNP markers

GENETICA — 2007
Repeat structure of the catfish genome: a genomic and transcriptomic assessment of Tc1-like transposon elements in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

BMC GENOMICS — 2007
Towards the ictalurid catfish transcriptome: generation and analysis of 31,215 catfish ESTs

FISH AND SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY — 2007
Structural characterisation and expression analysis of Toll-like receptor 2 gene from catfish

GENOMICS— 2007
A BAC-based physical map of the channel catfish genome

IMMUNOGENETICS — 2007
Evolution of CC chemokines in teleost fish: a case study in gene duplication and implications for immune diversity

FISH AND SHELLFISH IMMUNOLGY — 2007
Divergent Toll-like receptors in catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): TLR5S, TLR20, TLR21

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2007
Expression analysis of the acute phase response in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) after infection with a Gram-negative bacterium

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY — 2007
A cDNA Microarray for Crassostrea virginica and C. gigas

BOOK (EDITED) — 2007
Aquaculture Genome Technologies

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY — 2007
Characterization of a BAC Library from Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus : Indications of High Levels of Chromosomal Reshuffling Among Teleost Genomes

BMC GENOMICS — 2007
Towards the ictalurid catfish transcriptome: generation and analysis of 31,215 catfish ESTs

FISH AND SHELLFISH IMMUNOLOGY — 2006
Characterization of a NK-lysin antimicrobial

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY — 2006
Major Histocompatibility Complex Class IIB Allele Polymorphism and Its Association with Resistance/Susceptibility to Vibrio anguillarum in Japanese Flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus)

THE ISRAELI JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE BAMIDGEH — 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

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2006
Characterization of 23 CC chemokine genes and analysis of their expression in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

LETTERS IN APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY — 2006
Combined use of 16S ribosomal DNA and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis to study the bacterial community in catfish ponds

MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY — 2006
The catfish liver-expressed antimicrobial peptide 2 (LEAP-2) gene is expressed in a wide range of tissues and developmentally regulated

AQUACULTURAL RESEARCH — 2006
Molecular systematics of bisexual Artemia populations

MOLECULAR GENETIC GENOMICS — 2006
Catfish CC chemokines: genomic clustering, duplications, and expression after bacterial infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri

AQUACULTURE — 2006
Comparison of domestic and wild channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) populations provides no evidence for genetic impact

IMMUNOGENETICS — 2006
Toll-like receptor 3 and TICAM genes in catfish: species-specific expression profiles following infection with Edwardsiella ictaluri

MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY — 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)

ANIMAL GENETICS — 2006
Channel catfish BAC-end sequences for marker development and assessment of syntenic conservation with other fish species

GENOMICS — 2006
CC chemokines in zebrafish: Evidence for extensive intrachromosomal gene duplications

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2005
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

BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY — 2005
Analysis of genetic variation in selected stocks

MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY — 2005
Constitutive expression of three novel catfish CXC chemokines:

(BOOK CHAPT.) STOCK IDENTIFICATION METHODS — 2005
Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP)

FOCUS ON IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH — 2005
Chemokines in Fish: A Rapidly Expanding Repertoire

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA — 2005
Isolation of SFRS3 gene and its differential expression during metamorphosis involving eye migration of Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus

IMMUNOGENETICS — 2005
In silico identification and expression analysis of 12 novel CC chemokines in catfish

AQUACULTURE — 2004
DNA marker technologies and their applications

GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY — 2004
Molecular cloning of proopiomelanocortin cDNA and multi-tissue

DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPARATIVE IMMUNOLOGY — 2004
Sequence analysis and expression of a CXC chemokine in resistant

COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY — 2004
Purification of vitellin from the ovary of Chinese mitten-handed crab (Eriocheir sinensis) and development of an antivitellin ELISA

IMMUNOGENETICS — 2004
Multiple CC chemokines in channel catfish and blue catfish as revealed by analysis of expressed sequence tags

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY — 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

INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY— 2004 
Identification of mariner elements from house flies ( Musca domestica )and German cockroaches ( Blattella germanica )

ANIMAL GENETICS — 2004
Development of type I markers in channel catfish through intron sequencing

AQUACULTURE — 2003
Assessing genetic diversity of domestic

AQUACULTURE — 2003
Dress-out and fillet yields of channel catfish, blue catfish, and their F1, F2 and backcross hybrids

COMPARATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS — 2003
A review of catfish genomics: progress and

GENE — 2003
Translational machinery of channel catfish: II. Complementary DNA and

GENETICS — 2003
An AFLP-Based Genetic Linkage Map of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)

(BOOK CHAPTER) AQUATIC GENOMICS – STEPS TOWARD A GREAT FUTURE — 2003
Gene Mapping,lsolation and Genetic Improvement in Catfish

50 YEARS OF DNA — 2003
Genomics revolution: great – expectations

ANIMAL GENETICS — 2003
Putative SNP discovery in interspecific hybrids of catfish by comparative EST analysis

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA — 2002
Molecular characterization and differential expression of the myostatin

GENE — 2002
Translational machinery of channel catfish: I. A transcriptomic approach

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY — 2002
Expression Profile of the Channel Catfish Spleen: Analysis of Genes Involved in Immune Functions

MOLECULAR GENETIC GENOMICS — 2002
Differential gene expression in the brain of channel catfish ( Ictalurus punctatus) in response to cold acclimation

GENE — 2002
Transcriptome analysis of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): initial analysis of gene expression and microsatellite-containing cDNAs in the skin

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN ASSOCIATION OF GAME AND FISH AGENCIES — 2002
Biochemical Genetics of Brook Trout: Management Implications in Georgia

BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS — 2001
Microsatellite-Containing Genes from the Channel Catfish

GENE — 2001
Multiple isoforms and an unusual cathodic isoform of creatine kinase from

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY — 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

DISEASE IF AQUATIC ORGANISMS — 2001
Detection ofYersinia ruckeri in rainbow trout blood by use of the polymerase chain reaction

ANIMAL GENETICS — 2001 
Transcriptome of channel catfish (lctalurus punctatus): initial analysis of genes and expression profiles of the head kidney

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE SOUTHEAST ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES — 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

ACTA AGRICULTURAE BOREALI-OCCIDENTALIS SINICA — 2001
Gene Mapping and Marker-assisted Selection in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus)

TECHNICAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON AQUACULTURE IN THE THIRD MILLENIUM — 2001
Review of the Status of Aquaculture Genetics

GENE — 2000
The skeletal muscle a-actin gene of channel catfish (Ictalurus

GENE — 2000
Transcriptome analysis of channel cat

NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AQUACULTURE — 2000
Comparison of Manual Stripping and Pen Spawning for Production of Channel Catfish 3 Blue Catfish Hybrids and Aquarium Spawning of Channel Catfish

AQUACULTURE — 1999
Random amplified polymorphic DNA markers:

BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS — 1999
Transcribed Dinucleotide Microsatellites and Their

FISH PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY — 1999
Characterization of nonautonomous Tc1-like transposable elements of

JOURNAL OF HEREDITY — 1999
High levels of conservation at microsatellite loci among Ictalurid catfishes

MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY — 1999
Development of Polymorphic EST Markers Suitable for Genetic Linkage Mapping of Catfish

TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY — 1999
Development of Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) Markers Suitable for Genetic Linkage Mapping of Catfish

JOURNAL OF THE WORLD AQUACULTURE 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

MOLECULAR ECOLOGY — 1999
Polymorphic microsatellite markers in Ictalurus punctatus and related catfish species

MOLECULAR AND GENERAL GENETICS — 1998
Inheritance and usefulness of AFLP markers in channel cat

MOLECULAR MARINE BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY — 1998
Characterization of an A/T-rich family of sequences from channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) 

PROGRESSIVE FISH CULTURIST — 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

ANIMAL GENETICS —  1998
Inheritance of RAPD markers in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), blue catfish (I. furcatus), and their F1, F2 and backcross hybrids

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY — 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

CIRCULAR — 1998
Genetic linkage and QTL mapping of ictalurid catfish

PROCEEDINGS OF THE AQUACULTURE SPECIES GENOME MAPPING WORKSHOP — 1997
REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN CATFISH GENE MAPPING

NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH — 1996
Hetero-stagger cloning: efficient and rapid cloning of PCR products

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE-BIOCHEMISTRY — 1996
The E5 gene product of rhesus papillomavirus is an activator of endogenous Ras and phosphatidylinositol-3′-kinase in NIH 3T3 cells

VIROLOGY — 1995
The expression levels of the human papillomavirus type 16 E7 correlate with its transforming potential

PHYSIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY — 1994
Incompatibility conditioned by the Mla gene in powdery mildew of barley” timing of the effect of cordycepin on hypersensitive cell death 

VIROLOGY — 1994
The E6 gene of human papillomavirus type 16 is sufficient for transformation of baby rat kidney cells in cotransfection with activated Ha-ras

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 1993
Folic Acid and Pteroic Acid Related to Anemia of Cultured Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus

MOLECULAR PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS — 1993
Molecular Cloning and Analysis of Abundant and Stage-Specific mRNAs from Puccinia graminis

VIROLOGY— 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

JOURNAL OF APPLIED AQUACULTURE — 1991
Folate-Degrading Bacteria in Channel Catfish Feeds

BIOTECHNOLOGY — 1990
Development of Expression Vectors for Transgenic Fish

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY — 1990
Functional Analysis of Elements Affecting Expression of the B-Actin Gene of Carp

DISEASES OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS — 1989
Effect of megalevels of dietary vitamin C on the immune response of channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus in ponds

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