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Yunqiu (Daniel) Wang, Ph.D.

Hello.  My name is Yunqiu Wang
My adopted name in the English-speaking world is Daniel.

I am a lecturer and biology advisor at the University of Miami.

Courses I have taught:

  • BIL 101 - Introduction to Biology (non-majors)
  • BIL104 - Genetics and Society (nonmajors)
  • BIL 105 - Elementary Botany (nonmajors)
  • BIL150 - General Biology (biology majors)
  • BIL250 - Genetics (biology majors)
  • BIL 251 - Genetics Lab (biology majors)

    Click on the links below to make an appointment for Biology Advising. 

    Excellence in Teaching, University of Miami, 2005.

    Links to some interesting sites:

  • College life in Beijing, China.

  • Graduate life in New Zealand.

  • Post-doctoral tenure in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

     Credit: Ari Shapiro, NPR
    I am interviewed on "All Things Considered", 11-04-04

  •     My current research has been concentrating on the characterization of genetic structure of small mammal and South Florida slash pine populations in South Florida.  A series of modern molecular techniques, such as DNA sequencing, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), genotyping, etc. are applied in this project.  The purpose of thess studies are to identify polymorphic genetic loci, and to utilize these loci to accurately characterize the population structure and the gene flow pattern of these species.  Environmental impacts on the population dynamic for these native species could be illustrated at gene level.  Based on this information, a series of project to preserve and restore such natural population can be implemented.
    Even though, my current research focuses on population genetics, I also have an extensive interest in molecular biology research.  My previous graduate and post-doctoral training encompassed several major topics, including plant somatic embryogenesis, pollen morphology, structural and biochemical studies of the plant reproductive development, and the detection of the expression pattern of pollen specific genes.

    1991 – 1996 Ph.D.,     Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Massey University,
                                        Palmerston North, New Zealand.
    1987 – 1990  MSc.,     Plant Embryology, Department of Biology, Capital Normal University, Beijing,
                                        People's Republic of China.
    1981 – 1985  BSc.,      Biology, Department of Biology, Capital Normal University, Beijing,
                                        People's Republic of China.

    Research Experience:
    Feb. 1998 - Aug. 2000   Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Department of Biology, University
                                          of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
    Nov. 1997 – Feb.1998   International Visiting Scholar at Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at
                                          University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
    May. 1996- Oct. 1997   STA Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Gene Expression Laboratory at the
                                     National Forestr and Forest Product Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan.

    Selected Peer - Reviewed Publications:
    Dean Williams, Yunqiu Wang, and Michael S. Gaines. "Genetic diversity and spatial structure of south Florida slash pine (Pinus elliottii var. densa) in fragments of pine rockland habitate"  Manuscript submitted (2006) 6.
    Yunqiu Wang , Dean Williams, and Michael S. Gaines. "Evidence for a recent genetic bottleneck in the endangered Florida Keys silver rice rat (Oryzomys argentatus) revealed by microsatellite DNA analyses"  Conservation Genetics (2005) 6: 575 - 585.
    Yunqiu Wang, Colin R. Hughes, Edwin. A. Gines-Candelaria, and Michael. S. Gaines. “Polymorphic microsatellite loci of Oryzomys palustris, the marsh rice rat, in South Florida detected by Silver Staining.” Molecular Ecology 9 (11): 1931-1932 (2000).
    Yunqiu Wang, Rosie E. Bradshaw, Christian Walter, Marie B. Connett and David W.Fountain.
    "Characterisation of MADS box DNA sequences in Pinus radiata using PCR cloning."  New Zealand Journal of Forest Science.  27 (1):3-10 (1997).
    Yunqiu Wang, Yazuru Mukai, and Kenji Shinohara.
    “Pollen-specific expression of the gene for an allergen, Cry J 1, in Cryptomeria japonica.” Japanese Journal of Forest Research 3: 131-134 (1997).
    Daniel Yunqiu Wang, Dale Smith, Heather Outred, Al Rowland, and David W. Fountain.
    “Male cone development and microsporogenesis in Pinus radiata D. Don."   New Zealand Journal of Forest Science 30(3): 285-307 (2000).
    Mitsue Fukui, Norihiro Futamura, Yuzeru Mukai, Akinori Nagao, Daniel Yunqiu Wang,
    and Kenji Shinohara.
    “Male strobilus-specific expression of AGAMOUS homologs in sugi  (Cryptomeria japonica).” Plant Cell Physiol. Vol. 38, Supplement (1997).
    Walden, A.R., Wang, D.Y., Walter, C., Gardner, R.C.
    “A large family of TM3 orthologs in Pinus radiata includes two members with deletions of the conserved k domain."
    Plant Cell Reporter. in press.

    Professional Presentations:
    Yunqiu (Daniel) Wang, Dean A. Williams, and Michael S. Gaines.
    "The genetic structure of rice rat (Oryzomys spp.) populations in South Florida as revealed by microsatellite DNA analyses." Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, 12 - 16 July, 2004.  Miami, Florida.

    Michael S. Gaines, Daniel Yunqiu Wang, and Colin R. Hughes.
    “Identification of microsatellite primers for investigation of genetic  variation within Oryzomys spp populations in South Florida.” 79th Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists.  21-24 June, 1999.  University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

    Daniel Yunqiu Wang, Norihiro Futamura, and Kenji Shinohara.
    “Expression of a pollen allergenic gene, Cryj I in Cryptomeria japonica.” Apr. 1997  108th annual Forestry Conference of Japan, Fukuoka, Japan.

    Wang D.Y., Bradshaw R.E, Walter C, Connett M, Foutain D.
    "Isolation of DNA sequences from Pinus radiata related to the Arabidopsis agamous MADS box." Aug. 1995, the fifth NZ Molecular Biology annual Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand.

    Wang D.Y., Bradshaw R.E, Fountain D, Walter C. "Markers of male cone development in Pinus radiata."
    Aug. 1994, the 10th New Zealand Institute of Agriculture Science annual conference. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

    Wang D.Y., Fountain D, Smith D, Connett M.
    "Male cone development in Pinus radiata- a microscopy and biochemical study." Aug. 1993, the abstract of the International Union Of Forest Research Organization annual conference. Victoria, BC, Canada.

    Teaching Experience:
    Aug. 2000 – Present       Lecturer in Genetics and general biology lecture and lab courses for science majors and biology advisor at Department of Biology
                                           University of Miami,
    Coral Gables, Florida.

    Feb.1994 – May.1995   Lecturing the lab course for BIO-203.202 (Genetic Analysis) at Institute of
      Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, New Zealand.

    Aug.1992 – Nov.1993   Lecturing the lab course for BIO-162.101 (Biology of Cells) at Institute of
                                          Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, New Zealand.
    Sep.1985  – Jul. 1987    Lecturing in vegetable physiology and crop genetics and consulting for the
                                          local vegetable breeders at the Chou Yang Horticultural College, Beijing,
                                          People's Republic of China.


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