Selected publications


Peng, Q., Chen, J., Wang, R., Zhu, H., Han, C., Ji, X., Pan, Y.# (2022) The sex determination gene doublesex regulates expression and secretion of the basement membrane protein Collagen IV. J Genet Genomics. [link]


Peng, Q, Chen, J, Pan, Y.# (2021) From fruitless to sex: On the generation and diversification of an innate behavior. Genes, Brain and Behavior. e12772. doi:10.1111/gbb.12772. [link]


Peng Q, Chen J, Su X, Wang R, Han C, Pan Y.# (2021) The sex determination gene doublesex is required during adulthood to maintain sexual orientation. J Genet Genomics. 30: S1673-8527(21)00266-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jgg.2021.08.006. [link]


Jia, Y.*, Jin, S.*, Hu, K., Geng, L., Han, C., Kang, R., Pang, Y., Ling, E., Tan, E., Pan, Y.# and Liu, W.# (2021) Gut microbiome modulates Drosophila aggression through octopamine signaling. Nature Communications 12, 2698. [link]


Chen, J., Jin, S., Chen, D., Cao, J., Ji, X., Peng, Q.#, Pan, Y.# (2021) fruitless tunes functional flexibility of courtship circuitry during development. eLife 10: e59224 doi: 10.7554/eLife.59224 [link]


Gao, C.*, Guo, C.*, Peng, Q., Cao, J., Shohat-Ophir, G., Liu, D., and Pan, Y.# (2020) Sex and Death: Identification of Feedback Neuromodulation Balancing Reproduction and Survival. Neuroscience Bulletin, 36, 1429–1440. [link]


Wu, S.*, Guo, C.*, Zhao, H.*, Sun, M., Chen, J., Han, C., Peng, Q., Qiao, H., Peng, P., Liu, Y., Luo, S. D., and Pan, Y.# (2019) Drosulfakinin signaling in fruitless circuitry antagonizes P1 neurons to regulate sexual arousal in Drosophila. Nature Communications 10, 4770. [link]


Guo, C.#, Pan, Y., and Gong, Z. (2019) Recent Advances in the Genetic Dissection of Neural Circuits in Drosophila. Neuroscience Bulletin, [link]


Zhang, W., Guo, C., Chen, D., Peng, Q., and Pan, Y.# (2018). Hierarchical Control of Drosophila Sleep, Courtship, and Feeding Behaviors by Male-Specific P1 Neurons, Neuroscience Bulletin, [link]


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]


* Equal contribution

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