时间：2018年12月6日 星期四 下午3:00
报告专家：Prof. Zhanjiang 'John’ Liu, Syracuse University
报告题目：Catfish genome biology and aquaculture applications
Zhanjiang 'John’ Liu has served as Vice President for Research since September 2017. He came to Syracuse from Auburn University, where he served as associate provost and associate vice president for research. He previously served as associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture, assistant director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, and as Distinguished Alumni Professor in the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences. As an administrator he has demonstrated success in the areas of growing the university’s research enterprise, enhancing scholarship, promoting interdisciplinary collaborations, supporting research infrastructure, supporting graduate programs, enhancing faculty competitiveness, and developing international collaborations.
Liu has provided leadership for various national and international functions, including serving as the coordinator for aquaculture under the USDA National Animal Genome Program NRSP-8. He has served on the Advisory Board of Oceans and Human Health of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Advisory Board for the National Laboratory of Qingdao Marine Science and Technology of China; and as a trustee member for Guangdong Ocean University. He also has served on numerous national grant panels for federal agencies and for international funding agencies, and he was panel manager for programs of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
An international authority in the area of aquaculture genomics and bioinformatics, Liu has trained more than 100 Ph.D. students and postdocs, obtained more than 80 grants totaling more than $48 million, and authored four books and more than 350 papers and book chapters. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007 and a Fellow of the World Aquaculture Society in 2017, and he currently serves on the Steering Committee of USDA in developing the Blueprint for Animal Genomics and Genetics 2018-2027.