Faculty and Staff
ZHANG Liusuo
Title: Professor
Research Field: Nematodes functional genomics, developmental regulation and evolution
Department: Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology
Tel/Fax: 86-532-82898843

2016 – Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
2013-2016 Research specialist. HHMI, Texas A&M University
2009-2013 Postdoc. Howard Hughes medical institute (HHMI), Texas A&M University
2006-2009 Postdoc. Rutgers University


Ph.D. 2006. Graduate University of CAS
M.Sc. 2003. Ocean University of China
B.Sc. 1998. Hebei Normal University


Research Interests
C. elegans and marine nematode developmental regulation, marine animal response and adaptation to global climate changes; genetic basis of life processes adaptation and evolution; nematodes as model animas to facilities non-model organism’ functional genomics and biology .


Selected Publications
1. Liusuo Zhang, Daisy G. Gualberto, Xiaoyan Guo, Paola Correa, Changhoon Jee, and L.Rene Garcia* (2015). TMC-1 attenuates C. elegans development and sexual behaviour in a chemically defined food environment, Nature Communications, 6:6345. doi:
2. Xuwen Cao, Liusuo Zhng*. (2018). Application advances and prospects of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in nematodes (in Chinese). Sci Sin Vitae, 2018, 48: 513–520,doi: 10.1360/N052017-00284
3. Yusu Xie, Pengchi Zhang, Beining Xue, Xuwen Cao, Xiaoliang Ren, Lili Wang, Yuanyuan Sun, HanwenYang, Liusuo Zhang* (2020).Establishment of a marine nematode model for animal functional genomics, environmental adaptation and developmental evolution, bioRxiv doi:
4. Yanyi Cong, Hanwen Yang, Pengchi Zhang, Yusu Xie, Xuwen Cao,
Liusuo Zhang* (2020). Transcriptome analysis of the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans in acidic stress environments, bioRxiv doi:
5. Jimmy Goncalves, Yufeng Wan, Xiaoyan Guo, Kyoungsun Rha, Brigitte LeBoeuf
Liusuo Zhang, Kerolayne Estler, L. Rene García* (2020). Succinate dehydrogenase-regulated phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase sustains
copulation fitness in aging C. elegans males, iScience, doi: