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Faculty

Jie Yan Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
Molecular phylogeography and evolution of geckos, including cryptic species diversity and systematics, speciation and divergence pattern, adaptive evolution, etc.
Bio: 

Educational Background

Visiting Scholar, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Southern California (Collaborative supervisor: CM Chuong) (Sponsored by Jiangsu Government Scholarship for Overseas Studies) (2013-2014)

PhD, Zoology, Nanjing Normal University (2006)

BA, Biology, Nanjing Normal University (2001)

Research Projects

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 31672269) Molecular phylogeography for sky island species of Hemiphyllodactylus in southwestern China (2017.01-2020.12)
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 31000953) Delimitation of the taxonomic status for two mitochondrial lineages of Gekko swinhonis (2011.01-2013.12)

Journal Articles

  • Yan J*, Lin Y, Guo W, Li P, Zhou K*. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Guizhou, China. Zootaxa, 2016, 4117(4): 543-554.
  • Yan J, Tian C, Bauer AM, Zhou K*. The mitochondrial genome of the gold-dust day gecko, Phelsuma laticauda (Sauria, Gekkota, Gekkonidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 2016, 27(1):73-75.
  • Wu P, Ng CS, Yan J, Lai YC, Chen CK, Lai YT, et al. Topographical mapping of alpha- and beta-keratins on developing chicken skin integuments: functional interaction and evolutionary perspectives. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2015,112(49):E6770-E6779.
  • Guo W, Zhou K*, Yan J, Li P. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from western Yunnan, China. Zootaxa, 2015, 3974(3):377-390.
  • Ng CS, Wu P, Fan WL, Yan J, Chen CK, Lai YT, et al. Genomic organization, transcriptomic analysis, and functional characterization of avian alpha- and beta-keratins in diverse feather forms. Genome Biology and Evolution, 2014, 6(9):2258-2273.
  • Yan J, Tian C, Zhou J, Bauer AM, Grismer LL, Zhou K*. Complete mitochondrial genome of the Tioman island rock gecko, Cnemaspis limi (Sauria, Gekkota, Gekkonidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 2014, 25(3):181-182.
  • Yan J, Tian C, Lv L, Bauer AM, Zhou K*. Complete mitochondrial genome of the San Lucan gecko, Phyllodactylus unctus (Sauria, Gekkota, Phyllodactylidae), in comparison with Tarentola mauritanica. Mitochondrial DNA, 2014, 25(3): 202-203.
  • Cai Y, Yan J, Xu X, Lin Z, Ji X*. Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography reveals a west-east division of the northern grass lizard (Takydromus septentrionalis) endemic to China. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 2012, 50(2): 137-144.
  • Du J, Yan J, Zhou K*. Isolation of microsatellite markers for Pelophylax nigromaculata and a tentative application in detecting interspecific introgression. Gene, 2012, 508(1): 130-134.
  • Yan J, Wang Q, Chang Q, Ji X, Zhou K*. The divergence of two independent lineages of an endemic Chinese gecko, Gekko swinhonis, launched by the Qinling orogenic belt. Molecular Ecology, 2010, 19(12): 2490-2500.
  • Yan J, Li H, Zhou K*. Evolution of the mitochondrial genome in snakes: Gene rearrangements and phylogenetic relationships. BMC Genomics, 2008, 9: 1-7.
  • Zhang H, Yan J, Zhang G, Zhou K*. Phylogeography and demographic history of Chinese black-spotted frog Populations (Pelophylax nigromaculata): Evidence for independent refugia expansion and secondary contact. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2008, 8: 1-16.
  • Yan J, Zhou K*, Yang G. Molecular phylogenetics of 'river dolphins' and the baiji mitochondrial genome. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2005, 37(3): 743-750.

Contact

E-mail:yanjie@njnu.edu.cn