Zhiyan Liu

Lab Alumni
Zhiyan Liu photo

Zhiyan conducted her PhD research (Genetics) with Bonning from 2001 to 2007. She worked on characterization of the protein DmP29 in Drosophila melanogaster. The protein was initially identified as a binding protein of juvenile hormone esterase, although the significance of this interaction remains unclear. Misexpression of DmP29 resulted in some very interesting fly phenotypes, reflective of a role of this protein in the JH pathway. See the Videos of Drosophila aberrant courtship behavior I, II and III taken by Dr. Zhiyan Liu. Following graduation, Zhiyan left for a postdoctoral research position at Harvard Medical School.

Zhiyan's PhD dissertation: Subcellular Location and Function of a Putative Juvenile Hormone Esterase Binding Protein in Drosophila melanogaster

Area of Expertise: 
Protein DmP29