Selected publications



Han, C.*, Peng, Q.*, Sun, M., Jiang, X., Su, X., Chen, J., Ma, M., Zhu, H., Ji, X., Pan, Y.# . (2022) The doublesex gene regulates dimorphic sexual and aggressive behaviors in Drosophila. PNAS 119 (37) e2201513119. [link]

Han, C.*, Peng, Q.*, Su, X., Xing, L., Ji, X., Pan, Y.# (2022) A male-specific doublesex isoform reveals an evolutionary pathway of sexual development via distinct alternative splicing mechanisms. Commun Biol, 5(1): p. 728. [link]

Chen, N., et al., (2022) A single gene integrates sex and hormone regulators into sexual attractiveness. Nat Ecol Evol, [link]

Chen, J.*, Zhu, H.*, Wang, R., Su, X., Ruan, Z., Pan, Y., Peng, Q.# (2022) Functional Dissection of Protein Kinases in Sexual Development and Female Receptivity of Drosophila. Front Cell Dev Biol, 10: p. 923171. [link]

Jiang, X. and Pan, Y.# (2022) Neural Control of Action Selection Among Innate Behaviors. Neuroscience Bulletin, [link]

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., Su, X., Wang, R., Han, C., Pan, Y.# (2022) The sex determination gene doublesex is required during adulthood to maintain sexual orientation. J Genet Genomics. 49(2): 165-168. [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]

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]

Guo, D., et al., (2021) Cholecystokinin-like peptide mediates satiety by inhibiting sugar attraction. PLoS Genet,  17(8): p. e1009724. [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]


2016 and earlier

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. PNAS 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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