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Min Du Laboratory Nutrigenomics and Growth Biology

Past Lab Members

Postdocs and visiting scientists:

  • Dr. Eric Testroet: Postdoc (08/20017-08/2018): Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
  • Dr. Chen Yan: Visiting Scientist (12/2017-12/2018): Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Wufeng Li: Visiting Scientist (11/2017-04/2018): Associate Dean, College of Animal Sciences, Shanxi University, Taiguo, China
  • Mr. Hu Yun: Visiting Ph.D. student (11/2017-11/2018): Key laboratory of Animal Physiology and Biochemistry, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
  • Dr. Xiao Li: Visiting Scientist (10/2017-10/2018): College of Animal Sciences, Northwestern A & F University, Yangling, China
  • Dr. Sufang Yang: Visiting Scientist (11/2016-11/2017): Professor, College of Animal Sciences, Guangxi University, Nanning, China
  • Dr. Junxing Zhao: Visiting scientist (8/31/2016-03/01/2017): Professor, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi, China
  • Dr. Pengfei Gao: Visiting scientist (12/31/2015-06/31/2016): Associate Professor, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi, China
  • Prof. Dr. Ye Jin: Sabbatical leave (12/2015 to 5/2016): Dean and Professor, College of Food Science, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, China.
  • Mrs. Xiuju Wang: Visiting Ph.D. student (10/2015-09/2016): College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.
  • Dr. Xingwei Liang: Postdoctoral trainee (7/2012-7/2016), Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA;  Current position: Professor, Department of Animal Science, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi, China
  • Mr. Tiande Zou: Visiting Ph.D. student (11/2014-11/2016), Institute of Animal Nutrition, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, China; Current position: Assistant Professor, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China.
  • Dr. Zhiguo Miao: Postdoctoral trainee (12/2014-12/2015): Associate Professor, College of Animal Science, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang, China.
  • Dr. Lupei Zhang: Postdoctoral trainee (10/2014-09/2015): Associate Professor, Institute of Animal Science (IAS), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing, China.
  • Ms. Hong Pan: Visiting Ph.D. student (09/13-09/15), College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwestern A&F University, Shanxi, China.
  • Dr. Songbo Wang: Postdoctoral trainee (8/2013-8/2014), Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Co-advised with Dr. Mike Dodson; Current position: Professor, College of Animal Sciences, Huanan Agricultural University, Guanzhou, China.
  • Mr. Erik Stoll: Postgraduate trainee (8/13-1/14), Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Ms. Shenjuan Wei: Visiting Ph.D. student (09/11-09/13), College of Animal Science and Technology, Northwestern A&F University, Shanxi, China; Current position: Assistant Professor, College of Animal Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.
  • Mrs. Junfang Liang: Visiting Ph.D. student (1/2012-1/2013), College of Food Science, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, China; Current position: Assistant Professor and Scientist, Animal Husbandry Institute, Inner Mongolia Academy of Agricultural & Animal Husbandry Sciences, Hohhot, China.
  • Dr. Arun K. Das: Visiting Scientist (8/2011-8/2012), Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Farah-281122, Mathura (UP), India.
  • Dr. Marcio Duarte: Visiting Ph.D. student (8/2011-7/2012), Department of Animal Science, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil; Current position: Professor, Department of Animal Science, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Vicosa/MG, Brazil.
  • Dr. Yue Wangfu: Postdoctoral fellow (2009/7-Current). Role: Mentor. Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; Current position: Associate professor, College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang A & F University, Hongzhou, China
  • Mrs. Veronica G. Castro: Visiting scientist from Department of Animal Production and Pastures, School of Agronomy, Universidad Ia Republica (UdelaR), Montevideo, Uruguay. March 2011 to May 2011.
  • Mrs. Samira Dadgar: Visiting scientist from Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. June 2008.

Graduate students:

  • Dr. Bo Wang: Ph.D. student in Animal Science (2012/8-2017/5). Role: Advisor; Dissertation title: Vitamin A in brown and white adipose development. Current position: Associate Professor, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Qiyuan Yang: Ph.D. student in Animal Science (2010/8-2016/07). Role: Advisor; Dissertation title: AMP-Activated protein kinase and epigenetic modifications governing adipogenesis; Position after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
  • Dr. Xing Fu: Ph.D. student in Animal Science (2010/8-2015/12). Role: Advisor;  Dissertation title: Function of AMP-Activated protein kinase in myogenesis; Position after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Current position: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Dr. Yan Huang:  Ph.D. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2009/8-2011/8). Role: Advisor;  Dissertation title: Maternal obesity programs fetal and offspring muscle fibrogenesis and connective tissue accumulation; Position after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Carl J. Rogers:  Ph.D. student in Animal Science (2011/1-2015/8). Role: Advisor.
  • John D. Griner: Ph.D. student in Animal Science (2011/5-2013/8). Role: Advisor.
  • Shaun M. Harris: M.S. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2010/8-2011/12). Role: Advisor; Position after graduation: PhD student in the Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University; Current position: Instructor, Brigham Yong University, Idaho.
  • Lander V. Nicodemus: M.S. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2008/1-2010/7). Role: Advisor.
  • Dr. Junxing Zhao:  Ph.D. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2008/8-2011/10). Role: Advisor;  Dissertation title: AMP-activated protein kinase and mesenchymal stem cell differentiation;  Position after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Developmental Biology, Harvard University, Boston, MA (2011/10-current); Current position: Professor, College of Animal Science, Shanxi Agricultural University, China.
  • Dr. Xu Yan: Ph.D. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2009/1-2011/9). Role: Advisor; Dissertation title: Maternal obesity programs fetal skeletal muscle development: the possible role of chronic inflammation mediated by Toll-like receptor signaling; Position after graduation: Postdoctoral fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2011/9-2014); Current position: Lecturer, College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University, Melborne, Australia
  • Dr. Junfeng Tong:   Ph.D. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2006/12-2010/05). Role: Advisor; Dissertation title: Maternal obesity, AMP-activated protein kinase and fetal skeletal muscle development; Position after graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (2010/1 – Current); Research Scientist, Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Dr. Xu Yan: M.S. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2007/8-2008/12). Role: Advisor; Thesis title: Maternal obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance in skeletal muscle of fetal sheep; Position after graduation: Ph.D. student in Animal & Veterinary Science, Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming (2009/1 to 2012/1).
  • Dr. Bing Han: Visiting Ph.D. student in Food Science from China Agricultural University (2006/8-2007/2). Role: Co-Advisor;  Position after graduation: Professor, College of Food Engineering, Harbin University of Commerce, Harbin, China (2008/8-Current).
  • Dr. Keith R. Underwood: Ph.D. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2006/8-2008/12). Role: Advisor; Dissertation title: Maternal nutritional management, AMP-activated protein kinase and beef quality characteristics; Position after graduation: Assistant Professor in Muscle Biology and Meat Science, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University (2009/1 to Current); Current position: Associate Professor, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
  • Dr. Qingwu Shen:   Ph.D. student in Animal & Veterinary Science (2004/8-2007/5). Role: Advisor;  Dissertation title: AMP-activated protein kinase, postmortem glycolysis, and PSE meat; Position after graduation: Professor, College of Animal Science, Northwest A&F University, Xian, China; Current position: Professor, College of Food Science, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsao, China (2013 to Current).