Yinping Jiao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Yinping Jiao, an expert in plant genomics and genetics, has been named an assistant professor with Texas Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science and IGCAST since January 2020. Previously, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from 2012 to 2019.
My research is devoted to using genomics approaches to obtain a deeper understanding of the genetic diversity and regulatory mechanisms of important agronomical traits, with the goal of facilitating breeding. Agriculture is facing a myriad of challenges related to climate change and rapidly growing global populations. Genetics and genomics are the foundation of molecular plant breeding, which is an essential strategy for enhancing our current and future food security and agricultural sustainability. My research covers two broad areas: 1) identification of genes and pathways that control important agronomic traits, and 2) exploring how genetic variation and genome structure contribute to diverse morphologies to expand the adaption of cultivated crops to climate change.
Jiao Y, Lee Y, Gladman N, Chopra R, Christensen S, Regulski M, Burow G, Hayes C, Burke J, Ware D, Xin Z. MSD1 regulates pedicellate spikelet fertility through the jasmonic acid pathway in sorghum. Nature Communications. 2018, 9: 822.
Jiao Y, Burow G, Gladman N, Acosta-Martinez V, Chen J, Burke J, Ware D, Xin Z. Efficient identification of causal mutations through sequencing of bulked F2 from two allelic bloomless mutants of sorghum bicolor. Frontiers in plant science, 2018, 8 (2267).
Sun S, Zhou Y, Chen J, Shi J, Zhao H, Zhao H, Song W, Zhang M, Cui Y, Dong X, Liu H, Ma X, Jiao Y, Wang B, Wei X, Stein JC, Glaubitz JC, Lu F, Yu G, Liang C, Fengler K, Li B, Rafalski A, Schnable PS, Ware DH, Buckler ES, Lai J. Extensive intraspecific gene order and gene structural variations between Mo17 and other maize genomes. Nature Genetics. 2018
Jiao Y, Peluso P, Shi J, Liang T, Stitzer MC, Wang B, Campbell MS, Stein JC, Wei X, Chin CS, Guill K, Regulski M, Kumari S, Olson A, Gent J, Schneider KL, Wolfgruber TK, May MR, Springer NM, Antoniou E, McCombie WR, Presting GG, McMullen M, Ross-Ibarra J, Dawe RK, Hastie A, Rank DR, Ware D. Improved maize reference genome with single-molecule technologies. Nature. 2017;546(7659):524-7.
Jiao Y, Burke J, Chopra R, Burow G, Chen J, Wang B, Hayes C, Emendack Y, Ware D, Xin Z. A Sorghum Mutant Resource as an Efficient Platform for Gene Discovery in Grasses. The Plant Cell. 2016;28(7):1551-62.
Monaco MK, Stein J, Naithani S, Wei S, Dharmawardhana P, Kumari S, Amarasinghe V, Youens-Clark K, Thomason J, Preece J, Pasternak S, Olson A, Jiao Y, Lu Z, Bolser D, Kerhornou A, Staines D, Walts B, Wu G, D'Eustachio P, Haw R, Croft D, Kersey PJ, Stein L, Jaiswal P, Ware D. Gramene 2013: comparative plant genomics resources. Nucleic Acids Research. 2014;42(Database issue):D1193-9.
Jiao Y, Zhao H, Ren L, Song W, Zeng B, Guo J, Wang B, Liu Z, Chen J, Li W, Zhang M, Xie S, Lai J. Genome-wide genetic changes during modern breeding of maize. Nature Genetics. 2012;44(7):812-5.
Zhang M, Zhao H, Xie S, Chen J, Xu Y, Wang K, Zhao H, Guan H, Hu X, Jiao Y, Song W, Lai J. Extensive, clustered parental imprinting of protein-coding and noncoding RNAs in developing maize endosperm. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108(50):20042-7.
Jiao Y, Song W, Zhang M, Lai J. Identification of novel maize miRNAs by measuring the precision of precursor processing. BMC Plant Biology. 2011;11:141.