Jinrong Wan, Ph. D. - Senior Postdoctoral Associate


Division of Plant Sciences
University of Missouri-Columbia
201 Life Sciences Center
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-884-3045
Email: wanj at missouri.edu

1. Ph. D. in Crop Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
2. M. S. in Botany, Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem. Sun Yat-sen (=Jiangsu Institute of Botany), Nanjing, China.
3. B. S. in Botany, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.


1. Research Scientist, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2005 – present.
2. Post-doctoral Associate, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2002 – 2005.
3. Post-doctoral Associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1999 – 2002.


1.  Wan J, Zhang X, Clough S, Ramonell K, Kim S-Y, Stacey M, and Stacey G (2008) A LysM receptor-like kinase plays a critical role in chitin signaling and fungal resistance in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 20: 471-481.
2.  Wan J, Zhang X, and Stacey G (2008) Chitin signaling and plant disease resistance. Plant Signaling & Behavior 3: 831-833.
3.  Wan J, Patel A, Mathieu MS, Kim S-Y, Xu D, and Stacey G (2008) A lectin receptor-like kinase is required for pollen development in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol Biol 67: 469-482.
4.  Admas-Phillips L, Wan J, Tan X, Dunning FM, Meyers BC, Michelmore RW, and Bent AF (2008) Discovery of ADP-ribosylation and other plant defense pathway elements through expression profiling of four different Arabidopsis-Pseudomonas R/avr interactions. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 21: 646-657.
5.  Mathieu M, Winters EK, Kong F, Wan J, Huang S, Eckert H, Donovan C, Somers D, Wank K, Stacey G, and Clement T (2008) Establishment of a soybean (Glycine max Merr. L) transposon-based mutagenesis repository. Planta 229:279-289.
6.  Libault M, Wan J, Czechowski T, Xu D, Udvardi M, and Stacey G (2007) Identification of 118 Arabidopsis transcription factor and 30 ubiquitin-ligase genes responding to chitin, a plant-defense elicitor. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 20: 900-911.
7.  Zhang X-C, Wu X, Findley S, Wan J, Libault M, Nguyen HT, Cannon SB, and Stacey G (2007) Molecular evolution of LysM type receptor-like kinases in plants. Plant Physiol 144: 623-636.
8.  Stacey G, Libault M, Brechenmacher L, Wan J, and May GD (2006) Genetics and functional genomics of legume nodulation. Curr Opin Plant Biol 9: 110-121.
9.  Wan J, Torres M, Ganapathy A, DaGue B, Mooney B, Thelen J, Xu D, and Stacey G (2005) Proteomic analysis of soybean root hairs after infection by Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 5: 458-467.
10.  Ramonell K, Berrocal-Lobo M, Koh S, Wan J, Edwards H, Stacey G, and Somerville S (2005) Loss-of-function mutations in four chitin responsive genes show increased susceptibility to the powdery mildew pathogen, Erysiphe cichoracearum. Plant Physiol 138: 1027-1036.
11.  Wan J, Zhang S, and Stacey G (2004) Activation of a mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway in Arabidopsis by chitin. Mol Plant Pathol 5: 125-135.
12.  Wan J, Dunning M, and Bent AF (2002) Probing pathogen-plant interactions and downstream defense signaling using DNA microarrays. Funct Integr Genomics 2: 259-273.
13.  Fellers J, Wan J, Hong Y, Collins GB, and Hunt AG (1998) In Vitro interactions between a potyvirus-encoded genome-linked protein and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase. J Gen Virol 79: 2043-2049.
14.  Wan J, Ding Z, Wang X, Jin P, Huang Q, Zou J, and Du Z (1995) Anticancer effects of fourteen medicinal plants. J Jiangxi College Traditional Chinese Medicine 7: 7.
15.  Wan J, Ding Z, and Qin H (1994) The phytogeographical study on the family Dioscoreaceae. Acta Bot Boreal-Occident Sin 14: 128-135.
16.  Wan J, Ding Z, and Zhou T (1990) The comparison of free amino acids of Dioscorea collettii Hook. f. and Dioscorea collettii Hook. f. var. hypoglauca (Palibin) Pei et Ting. Acta Bot Boreal-Occident Sin 10: 156-158.
17.  Wan J, Ding Z, and Zhou T (1990) Taxonomic studies on Dioscorea collettii complex. Bulletin of Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem. Sun Yat-sen: 41-44.
18. Hu C, Cheng L, Wan J, and Nie M (1990) Anatomical studies on selected bamboo roots. J Bamboo Res 9: 11-21.



1.  Wan J, Ramonell K, Zhang X, Clough S, Zhang R, Libault M, Stacey M, Hong JC, and Stacey G (2008) Chitin signaling in Arabidopsis. In: Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions, Vol. 6 (Lorito M, Woo SL, and Scala F, eds). The American Phytopathological Society.
2.  Joshi T, Wan J, Palm CJ, Juneau K, Davis R, Southwick A, Ramonell K, Stacey G, and Xu D (2007) Bioinformatics analyses of Arabidopsis thaliana tiling array expression data. In: Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics: Techniques, Methods and Application (Pan Y and Hu XT, eds). John Wiley and Sons, New York.
3.  Wan J. (2006) DNA microarray technology. In: Plant Biotechnology Manual (Peng X, ed). Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, China.
4.  Yuan Y, Wan J, Chen C, Xu D, and Chen Y (2006) Botany (Translated from Science and Civilisation in China. Volume VI: Biology and Biological Technology. Part I: Botany. Joseph Needham. Cambridge University Press, 1986). Science Publishing House, Beijing, China.
5.  Stacey G, and Wan J (2006) Chitin oligosaccharide signaling in plants. In: Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions, Vol. 5 (Sanchez F, Quinto C, Lopez-Lara IM, and Geiger O, eds). The American Phytopathological Society.
6.  Ganapathy A, Wan X-F, Wan J, Thelen J, Emerich DW, Stacey G, and Xu D (2004) Statistical assessment for mass-spec protein identification using peptide fingerprinting approach. In: The Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, San Francisco, CA (September 1-5, 2004).
7.  Stacey G, Wan J, Andersen B, and Carlson R (2004) Bradyrhizobium japonicum genome sequence: will this information help solve field problems? In: The Proceedings of VII World Soybean Research Conference (Moscardi F, Hoffmann-Campo CB, Saraiva OF, Galerani PR, Krzyzanowski FC, and Carrão-Panizzi MC, eds). EMBRAPA, Londrina, PR, Brasil, pp. 509-516.
8.  Stacey G, and Wan J (2003) Comparison of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum genome to other ?-Proteobacteria. In: The 3rd Joint Colloquium on Agricultural Biotechnology-Challenges and Prospects of Agricultural Genomics II, Suwon, South Korea, pp. 11-19.
9.  Bent A, Wan J, Banerjee D, Baima E, Dunning M, Meyers B, Michelmore R, Pfund C, Zabala G, and Zhang X (2002) NBS-LRR R gene products: Functional domains and divergent downstream transcript profiles. In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Vol. 3 (Leong S, Allen C, and Triplett E, eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 52-57.
10.  Xie Z, Wan D……Wan J (Co-editor)…… (1999) Chinese Herbal Medicines. Shanghai Science and Technology Publishing House, Shanghai, China.
11.  Ding Z, Ding L……Wan J (Co-editor)…… (1999) Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicines. China Medical Science and Technology Publishing House, Beijing, China.