Dr. Rihui Yan

Dr. Rihui Yan
Professor of Molecular Biology in the Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Forestry, Hainan University, China.
 
Biography
Dr. Rihui Yan is currently Professor of Molecular Biology in the Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Forestry, Hainan University, China. His lab is focusing on studies of the meiotic mechanism and sex determination of insects using classical genetic methods and functional genomics methods, and tries to apply them to pest control by genetic engineering. He is currently a Principal Investigator of four national and local grants. Now he teaches graduate courses, Insect Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics; and the undergraduate course, Academic English. Among his papers published, the one published on Journal of Cell Biology in 2010 has been selected as cover paper of the current issue. With the paper published on PLoS Genetics in 2013, he identified SOLO (Sisters on the loose), a component of a non-canonical meiotic cohesion complex in Drosophila melanogaster, and made some important findings about its roles in chromosome segregation in Drosophila meiosis. He presented his work in Annual Drosophila Conference in 2009 and 2012, both of which were held in Chicago, USA. Dr. Yan got his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2007. He continued his research in the meiosis field until 2013. He got a faculty position at Hainan University (one of the ?211 project? universities supported by China government) in 2014 and work there since then. He can be reached at [email protected]
 
Research Interest
Studies of the meiotic mechanism and sex determination of insects using classical genetic methods and functional genomics methods.