Yufeng ‘Francis’ Fang, PhD

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Headshot of Yufeng 'Francis' Fang, PhDYufeng ‘Francis’ Fang
Post Doctoral Fellow
315 CARL Building
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-2809
Fax: 919-684-2790
Email: francis.fang@duke.edu


Research Interest: Fungal and Oomycete Genetics

Personal Interests: Cooking, traveling

Publications List:

Fang, Y. & Tyler, B. M. Nuclear localization of Phytophthora sojae bZIP1 transcription factor is mediated by multiple targeting motifs (2017). Molecular Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/mmi.13652.

Fang, Y., Jang, H. S., Watson, G., Wellappili, D., & Tyler, B. M. (2017). Distinctive nuclear localization signals in the oomycete Phytophthora sojae. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8(10), 10

Fang, Y., Cui, L., Gu, B., Arredondo, F., & Tyler, B. M. (2017). Efficient genome editing in Phytophthora using CRISPR/Cas9. Current Protocols in Microbiology, 21A. 21.21-21A. 21.26.

Fang, Y., & Tyler, B. M. (2016). Efficient disruption and replacement of an effector gene in the oomycete Phytophthora sojae using CRISPR/Cas9. Molecular Plant Pathology, 17(1), 127-139. (Featured Cover Article).

Ma, Z., Zhu, L., Song, T., Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., Xia, Y., Qiu, M., Lin, Y., Li, H., Kong, L., Fang, Y., Ye, W., Wang, Y., Dong, S., Zheng, X., Tyler, B. M. & Wang, Y. (2017). A paralogous decoy protects Phytophthora sojae apoplastic effector PsXEG1 from a host inhibitor. Science, 355(6326), 710-714.

Bollmann, S. R., Fang, Y., Press, C. M., Tyler, B. M., & Grunwald, N. J. (2016). Diverse evolutionary trajectories for small RNA biogenesis genes in the oomycete genus Phytophthora. Frontiers in plant science, 7, 284.

Watson, G. W., Wickramasekara, S., Fang, Y., Palomera‐Sanchez, Z., Maier, C. S., Williams, D. E., Dashwood, R. H., Perez V. I. & Ho, E. (2015). Analysis of autophagic flux in response to sulforaphane in metastatic prostate cancer cells. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 59(10), 1954-1961.

Watson, G., Wickramasekara, S., Fang, Y., Maier, C. S., Williams, D. E., Dashwood, R. H., Perez V. I. & Ho, E. (2015). HDAC6 activity is not required for basal autophagic flux in metastatic prostate cancer cells. Experimental Biology and Medicine241(11), 1177-1185.