Selected publications


  • Chen, D., Sitaraman, D., Chen, N., Jin, X., Han, C., Chen, J., Sun, M., Baker, B.S., Nitabach, M.N., and Pan, Y. (2017). Genetic and neuronal mechanisms governing the sex-specific interaction between sleep and sexual behaviors in Drosophila. Nature communications 8, 154. [link]


  • Pan, Y. (2016). Sandman is a Sleep Switch in Drosophila. Neuroscience bulletin 32, 503-504. [link]


  • Pan, Y., and Baker, B.S. (2014). Genetic identification and separation of innate and experience-dependent courtship behaviors in Drosophila. Cell 156, 236-248. [link]


  • Zhou, C., Pan, Y., Robinett, C.C., Meissner, G.W., and Baker, B.S. (2014). Central brain neurons expressing doublesex regulate female receptivity in Drosophila. Neuron 83, 149-163. [link]


  • Pan, Y., Meissner, G.W., and Baker, B.S. (2012). Joint control of Drosophila male courtship behavior by motion cues and activation of male-specific P1 neurons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, 10065-10070. [link]


  • Pan, Y., Robinett, C.C., and Baker, B.S. (2011). Turning males on: activation of male courtship behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. PloS one 6, e21144. [link]


  • Pan, Y., Zhou, Y., Guo, C., Gong, H., Gong, Z., and Liu, L. (2009). Differential roles of the fan-shaped body and the ellipsoid body in Drosophila visual pattern memory. Learning & memory 16, 289-295. [link]


  • Li, W., Pan, Y., Wang, Z., Gong, H., Gong, Z., and Liu, L. (2009). Morphological characterization of single fan-shaped body neurons in Drosophila melanogaster. Cell and tissue research 336, 509-519. [link]


  • Wang, Z., Pan, Y., Li, W., Jiang, H., Chatzimanolis, L., Chang, J., Gong, Z., and Liu, L. (2008). Visual pattern memory requires foraging function in the central complex of Drosophila. Learning & memory 15, 133-142. [link]