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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.

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.