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Nannan Liu

Chair & Endowed Professor

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

EDUCATION

1990-1995
Ph.D., Cornell, University, Ithaca, NY (Insect Molecular Toxicology); Dissertation: “Molecular Geneticsof P450 Monooxygenase Mediated Resistance in the House Fly, Musca domestica.”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014-Present
Chair (100% administration), Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University.
2009-Present
Professor (75% research, 25% teaching), Insect Molecular Toxicology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University (AU).
2013-2016
Alumni Professor, Auburn University.
2010-2016
Faculty Endowed Chair/Professor in Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University.
2003-2009
Associate Professor (75% research, 25% teaching), Insect Molecular Toxicology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, AU.
1997-2003
Assistant Professor (75% research, 25% teaching), Insect Molecular Toxicology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, AU.
1996-1997
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University. Regulation of cytochrome P450 (CYP6D1) gene expression in insecticide resistance of house flies.
1995-1996
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Heme oxygenase gene regulation in rats.
1990-1995
Graduate Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University. Mechanisms of resistance and molecular genetics of monooxygenase-mediated resistance in house flies.

courses taught

  • ENTM 7100 – Toxicology
  • ENTM 7200 – Insect Physiology
  • ENTM 8970 – Special Problems and Topics in “Molecular Biology and Biotechnology”
  • ENTM 7970 – Special Problems and Topics in “Biotechnology, Toxicology, and Insect Physiology”

Current Funding

  • 2010-2012 – Liu, N. (PI), K. Dong (Co-PI), L. Zhang (C0-PI) “Characterization of sodium channel mutations involved in insecticide resistance in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus”, NIH ZRG1-VB-P, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 2010-2012 – Liu, N. (PI), L. Zhang (Co-PI), “Multiple Gene Interaction(s) and Regulation: the Molecular Basis of Insecticide Resistance in the Mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus”, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Hatch/Multistate Funding Program
  • 2010-2011 – Liu, N. (PI), “Characterization of the functions of P450 genes in the red imported fire ant,” Alabama Department of Agriculture
  • 2009-2011 – Liu, N. (PI), L. Zhang (Co-PI) “Characterizing the role of the 22 up-regulated genes in mosquito resistance”, NIH ZRG1-VB-P, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases