Xiaohan Yang

Biosciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Phone: (865)-241-6895
Fax: (865) 576-9939
E-mail: yangx@ornl.gov

Xiaohan Yang

Staff Scientist

  • Ph.D., Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture/Plant Molecular Biology/Plant Breeding. Cornell University, 2003
  • M.S., Ornamental Botany, Huazhong Agricultural University, China, 1989
  • B.S., Forest Science, Huazhong Agricultural University, China, 1986

Research Interests:

  • Synthetic Biology or Biology by Design
  • Genomics of CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism) plants
  • Application of evolutionary genomics to bioenergy and ecological research
  • Discovery of small signaling proteins
  • Genome/transcriptome sequencing using new sequencing technology
  • Reducing recalcitrance of biomass for biofuel production

Recent Publications:

  • Ye C-Y, Yang X, Xia X, Yin W 2013. Comparative analysis of cation/proton antiporter superfamily in plants. Gene 521:245-251
  • Ye C-Y, Li T, Yin H, Weston DJ, Tuskan GA, Tschaplinski TJ, Yang X. 2013. Evolutionary analyses of non-family genes in plants. Plant Journal 73: 788-97.
  • Karve AA, Jawdy SS, Gunter LE, Allen SM, Yang X, Tuskan GA, Wullschleger SD, Weston DJ. 2012. Initial characterization of shade avoidance response suggests functional diversity between Populus phytochrome B genes. New Phytol 196(3): 726-737.
  • Bennetzen JL, Schmutz J, Wang H, Percifield R, Hawkins J, Pontaroli AC, Estep M, Feng L, Vaughn JN, Grimwood J, Jenkins J, Barry K, Lindquist E, Hellsten U, Deshpande S, Wang X, Wu X, Mitros T, Triplett J, Yang X, Ye CY, Mauro-Herrera M, Wang L, Li P, Sharma M, Sharma R, Ronald PC, Panaud O, Kellogg EA, Brutnell TP, Doust AN, Tuskan GA, Rokhsar D, Devos KM. 2012. Reference genome sequence of the model plant Setaria. Nature Biotechnology 30(6): 555–561.
  • Yang X, Tschaplinski TJ, Hurst GB, Jawdy S, Abraham PE, Lankford PK, Adams RM, Shah MB, Hettich RL, Lindquist E, Kalluri UC, Gunter LE, Pennacchio C, Tuskan GA. 2011. Discovery and annotation of small proteins using genomics, proteomics, and computational approaches. Genome Research 21(4): 634–641.
  • Yang X, Ye C-Y, Bisaria A, Tuskan GA, Kalluri UC. 2011. Identification of candidate genes in Populus cell wall biosynthesis using text-mining, co-expression network and comparative genomics. Plant Science 181: 675–687.
  • Yang X, Ye C-Y, Cheng Z-M, Tschaplinski TJ, Wullschleger SD, Yin W, Xia X, Tuskan GA. 2011. Genomic aspects of research involving polyploid plants. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 104: 387–397.
  • Ye C-Y, Li T, Tuskan GA, Tschaplinski TJ, Yang X. 2011. Comparative analysis of GT14/GT14-like gene family in Arabidopsis, Oryza, Populus, Sorghum and Vitis. Plant Science 181: 688– 695.
  • Weston DJ, Karve AA, Gunter LE, Jawdy SS, Yang X, Allen SM, Wullschleger SD. 2011. Comparative physiology and transcriptional networks underlying the heat shock response in Populus trichocarpa, Arabidopsis thaliana and Glycine max. Plant Cell Environ 34(9): 1488–1506.
  • Cai B, Yang X, Tuskan GA, Cheng ZM. 2011. MicroSyn: a user friendly tool for detection of microsynteny in a gene family. BMC Bioinformatics 12: 79.
  • Guo J, Yang X, Weston DJ, Chen JG. 2011. Abscisic Acid receptors: past, present and future. J Integr Plant Biol 53(6): 469–479.
  • Guo J, Jin Z, Yang X, Li JF, Chen JG. 2011. Eukaryotic initiation factor 6, an evolutionarily conserved regulator of ribosome biogenesis and protein translation. Plant Signal Behav 6(5): 766–771.
  • Yang X, Li T, Weston D, Karve A, Labbe JL, Gunter LE, Sukumar P, Borland A, Chen J-G, Wullschleger SD, Tschaplinski TJ, Tuskan GA. 2011. Innovative biological solutions to challenges in sustainable biofuels production. In Biofuel Production-Recent Developments and Prospects, (ed. MADS Bernardes), pp. 375–414. Intech, Rijeka.
  • DiFazio SP, Yang X, Tuskan GA. 2011. The Populus Genome Sequence. In Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Poplar, (ed. CP Joshi, SP DiFazio, C Kole). Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire.
  • Tyler L, Bragg JN, Wu J, Yang X, Tuskan GA, Vogel JP. 2010. Annotation and comparative analysis of the glycoside hydrolase genes in Brachypodium distachyon. BMC Genomics 11: 600.
  • Vogel JP, Garvin DF, Mockler TC, Schmutz J, Rokhsar D, Bevan MW, Barry K, Lucas S, Harmon-Smith M, Lail K, …, Yang X, Kalluri UC, Tuskan GA et al. 2010. Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature 463(7282): 763–768.
  • Ranjan P, Yin T, Zhang X, Kalluri U, Yang X, Jawdy S, Tuskan G. 2009. Bioinformatics-based identification of candidate genes from QTLs associated with cell wall traits in Populus. BioEnergy Research DOI 10.1007/s12155–009–9060-z: 1–11.
  • Xu Z, Zhang D, Hu J, Zhou X, Ye X, Reichel KL, Stewart NR, Syrenne RD, Yang X, Gao P, Shi W, Doeppke C, Sykes RW, Burris JN, Bozell JJ, Cheng MZ, Hayes DG, Labbe N, Davis M, Stewart CN, Jr., Yuan JS. 2009. Comparative genome analysis of lignin biosynthesis gene families across the plant kingdom. BMC Bioinformatics 10 Suppl 11: S3.
  • Yang X, Kalluri UC, DiFazio SP, Wullschleger SD, Tschaplinski TJ, Cheng ZM, Tuskan GA. 2009. Poplar genomics: State of the science. Crit Rev Plant Sci 28(5): 285–308.
  • Yang X, Jawdy S, Tschaplinski TJ, Tuskan GA. 2009. Genome-wide identification of lineage-specific genes in Arabidopsis, Oryza and Populus. Genomics 93(5): 473–480.
  • Osburn LD, Yang X, Li Y, Cheng ZM. 2009. Micropropagation of Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) and Amur honeysuckle (L. maackii) by shoot tip culture. J Environ Hort 27(4): 195–199.
  • Yang X, Kalluri UC, Jawdy S, Gunter LE, Yin TM, Tschaplinski TJ, Weston DJ, Ranjan P, Tuskan GA. 2008. The F-box gene family is expanded in herbaceous annual plants relative to woody perennial plants. Plant Physiology 148(3): 1189–1200.
  • Yuan, J.S., Yang, X., Lai, J., Lin, H., Cheng, Z.-M., Nonogaki, H., and Chen, F. (2007). The endo-beta-mannanase gene families in Arabidopsis, rice, and poplar. Funct Integr Genomics 7: 1–16.

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