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:

  • Myburg AA, Grattapaglia D, Tuskan GA, et al.. The Genome of Eucalyptus grandis. Nature 2014 11 June. doi:10.1038/nature13308.
  • Szövényi P, Devos N, Weston DJ, Yang X, Hock Z, Shaw JA, Shimizu KK, McDaniel SF, Wagner A. Efficient Purging of Deleterious Mutations in Plants with Haploid Selfing Genome Biol Evol 2014 Vol. 6 1238-1252, first published online May 14, 2014. doi:10.1093/gbe/evu099.
  • Yin H, Chen CJ, Yang J, Weston DJ, Chen JG, Muchero W, Ye N, Tschaplinski TJ, Wullschleger SD, Cheng ZM, Tuskan GA, Yang X. 2014. Functional Genomics of Drought Tolerance in Bioenergy Crops. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 33:205–224 doi: 10.1080/07352689.2014.870417.
  • De Paoli HC, Borland AM, Tuskan GA, Cushman JC, Yang X. 2014. Synthetic biology as it relates to CAM photosynthesis: challenges and opportunities. J Exp Bot. 2014 Feb 24. doi: 10.1093/jxb/eru038.
  • Borland AM, Hartwell J, Weston DJ, Schlauch KA, Tschaplinski TJ, Tuskan GA, Yang X, Cushman JC. Engineering crassulacean acid metabolism to improve water-use efficiency.2014. Trends Plant Sci. 2014 Feb 19. pii: S1360-1385(14)00021-1. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2014.01.006. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
  • Borland AM, Yang X 2013. Informing the improvement and biodesign of crassulacean acid metabolism via system dynamics modelling. New Phytol. 2013 Dec;200(4):946-9. doi: 10.1111/nph.12529.
  • 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.

My Curriculum Vitae