Yan Fu

Former Graduate Student


  • B.S., Genetics, Wuhan University, China, 1995
  • M.S., South China Agricultural University, China, 1998
  • Ph.D., Interdepartmental Genetics with minor in Bioinformatics, Iowa State University, 2005


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Dec 2005-Mar 2007
  • Research Scientist, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Apr 2007-Apr 2008
  • C2C2 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Schnable Lab, May 2008-Sep 2009


* Authors contributed equally to the article
  • Muthreich N, C Majer, M Beatty, A Paschold, A Schützenmeister, Y Fu, W Malik, PS Schnable, HP Piepho, H Sakai, F Hochholdinger (2013) Comparative transcriptome profiling of maize coleoptilar nodes during shoot-borne root initiation. Plant Physiol, 163(1): 419-430.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1104/pp.113.221481 | PMID: 23843603 | Impact Factor: 6.3 ]
  • Fu Y*, NM Springer*, K Ying*, CT Yeh, AL Iniguez, T Richmond, W Wu, WB Barbazuk, D Nettleton, JA Jeddeloh, PS Schnable (2010) High-resolution genotyping via whole genome hybridizations to microarrays containing long oligonucleotide probes. PLOS ONE, 5(12): e14178.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014178 | PMID: 21152036 | Impact Factor: 2.8 ]
  • Lai J*, R Li*, X Xu*, W Jin*, M Xu*, H Zhao, Z Xiang, W Song, K Ying, M Zhang, Y Jiao, P Ni, J Zhang, D Li, X Guo, K Ye, M Jian, B Wang, H Zheng, H Liang, X Zhang, S Wang, S Chen, J Li, Y Fu, NM Springer, H Yang, J Wang, J Dai, PS Schnable, J Wang (2010) Genome-wide patterns of genetic variation among elite maize inbred lines. Nat Genet, 42(11): 1027-1030.(Cover image; "Recommended" by the Faculty of 1000 Biology)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1038/ng.684 | PMID: 20972441 | Impact Factor: 25.5 | Cited 466 times ] Faculty1000 Recommeded Article
  • Fu Y, NM Springer, DJ Gerhardt, K Ying, CT Yeh, W Wu, RA Swanson-Wagner, M D'Ascenzo, T Millard, L Freeberg, N Aoyama, J Kitzman, D Burgess, T Richmond, TJ Albert, WB Barbazuk, JA Jeddeloh, PS Schnable (2010) Repeat subtraction-mediated sequence capture from a complex genome. Plant J, 62(5): 898-909.(Epub: 4 Mar 2010; Cover image; Selected by journal editors as a "Featured Article"; Selected as an Editors' Choice by MaizeGDB, 09/2010)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04196.x | PMID: 20230488 | Impact Factor: 5.7 | Cited 96 times ]
  • Schnable PS*, D Ware*, RS Fulton, JC Stein, F Wei, S Pasternak, C Liang, J Zhang, LA Fulton, TA Graves, P Minx, AD Reily, L Courtney, SS Kruchowski, C Tomlinson, C Strong, K Delehaunty, C Fronick, W Courtney, SM Rock, E Belter, F Du, K Kim, RM Abbott, M Cotton, A Levy, P Marchetto, K Ochoa, SM Jackson, B Gillam, W Chen, L Yan, J Higginbotham, M Cardenas, J Waligorski, E Applebaum, L Phelps, J Falcone, K Kanchi, T Thane, A Scimone, N Thane, J Henke, T Wang, J Ruppert, N Shah, K Rotter, J Hodges, E Ingenthron, M Cordes, S Kohlberg, J Sgro, B Delgado, K Mead, A Chinwalla, S Leonard, K Crouse, K Collura, D Kudrna, J Currie, R He, A Angelova, S Rajasekar, T Mueller, R Lomeli, G Scara, A Ko, K Delaney, M Wissotski, G Lopez, D Campos, M Braidotti, E Ashley, W Golser, H Kim, S Lee, J Lin, Z Dujmic, W Kim, J Talag, A Zuccolo, C Fan, A Sebastian, M Kramer, L Spiegel, L Nascimento, T Zutavern, B Miller, C Ambroise, S Muller, W Spooner, A Narechania, L Ren, S Wei, S Kumari, BP Faga, MJ Levy, L McMahan, P Van Buren, MW Vaughn, K Ying, CT Yeh, SJ Emrich, Y Jia, A Kalyanaraman, AP Hsia, WB Barbazuk, RS Baucom, TP Brutnell, NC Carpita, C Chaparro, JM Chia, JM Deragon, JC Estill, Y Fu, JA Jeddeloh, Y Han, H Lee, P Li, DR Lisch, S Liu, Z Liu, DH Nagel, MC McCann, P San Miguel, AM Myers, D Nettleton, J Nguyen, BW Penning, L Ponnala, KL Schneider, DC Schwartz, A Sharma, C Soderlund, NM Springer, Q Sun, H Wang, M Waterman, R Westerman, TK Wolfgruber, L Yang, Y Yu, L Zhang, S Zhou, Q Zhu, JL Bennetzen, RK Dawe, J Jiang, N Jiang, GG Presting, SR Wessler, S Aluru, RA Martienssen, SW Clifton, WR McCombie, RA Wing, RK Wilson « view remaining 107 author(s) » (2009) The B73 maize genome: complexity, diversity, and dynamics. Science, 326(5956): 1112-1115.(Cover image; a commentary on this manuscript solicited by journal editors and written by C. Feuillet and K. Eversole was provided in 326: 1071-1072; cited in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize; Selected as an Editors' Choice by MaizeGDB, 12/2009; selected as a "must read" by the Faculty of 1000 Biology)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1126/science.1178534 | PMID: 19965430 | Impact Factor: 41.0 | Cited 3,695 times ] Faculty1000 Recommeded Article
  • Springer NM*, K Ying*, Y Fu, T Ji, CT Yeh, Y Jia, W Wu, T Richmond, J Kitzman, H Rosenbaum, AL Iniguez, WB Barbazuk, JA Jeddeloh, D Nettleton, PS Schnable (2009) Maize inbreds exhibit high levels of copy number variation (CNV) and presence/absence variation (PAV) in genome content. PLoS Genet, 5(11): e1000734.(Selected as an Editors' Choice by MaizeGDB, 12/2009)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000734 | PMID: 19956538 | Impact Factor: 5.2 | Cited 489 times ]
  • Liu S, CT Yeh, T Ji, K Ying, H Wu, HM Tang, Y Fu, D Nettleton, PS Schnable (2009) Mu transposon insertion sites and meiotic recombination events co-localize with epigenetic marks for open chromatin across the maize genome. PLoS Genet, 5(11): e1000733.(Selected as an Editors' Choice by MaizeGDB, 12/2009)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000733 | PMID: 19936291 | Impact Factor: 5.2 | Cited 197 times ]
  • Dembinsky D*, K Woll*, M Saleem, Y Liu, Y Fu, LA Borsuk, T Lamkemeyer, C Fladerer, J Madlung, WB Barbazuk, A Nordheim, D Nettleton, PS Schnable, F Hochholdinger (2007) Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of pericycle cells of the maize primary root. Plant Physiol, 145(3): 575-588.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1104/pp.107.106203 | PMID: 17766395 | Impact Factor: 6.3 | Cited 143 times ]
  • Emrich SJ*, L Li*, TJ Wen, MD Yandeau-Nelson, Y Fu, L Guo, HH Chou, S Aluru, DA Ashlock, PS Schnable (2007) Nearly identical paralogs: implications for maize (Zea mays L.) genome evolution. Genetics, 175(1): 429-439.(Featured in Science (315:302) as in Editor's Choice: Highlights of the recent literature; Selected as an Editors' Choice by MaizeGDB, 12/2006)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1534/genetics.106.064006 | PMID: 17110490 | Impact Factor: 3.6 | Cited 73 times ]
  • Fu Y, TJ Wen, YI Ronin, HD Chen, L Guo, DI Mester, Y Yang, M Lee, AB Korol, DA Ashlock, PS Schnable (2006) Genetic dissection of intermated recombinant inbred lines using a new genetic map of maize. Genetics, 174(3): 1671-1683.(Epub: 1 Sep 2006)
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1534/genetics.106.060376 | PMID: 16951074 | Impact Factor: 3.6 | Cited 102 times ]
  • Fu Y*, SJ Emrich*, L Guo, TJ Wen, DA Ashlock, S Aluru, PS Schnable (2005) Quality assessment of maize assembled genomic islands (MAGIs) and large-scale experimental verification of predicted genes. PNAS, 102(34): 12282-12287.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1073/pnas.0503394102 | PMID: 16103354 | Impact Factor: 9.6 | Cited 85 times ]
  • Yao H, L Guo*, Y Fu*, LA Borsuk, TJ Wen, DS Skibbe, X Cui, BE Scheffler, J Cao, SJ Emrich, DA Ashlock, PS Schnable (2005) Evaluation of five ab initio gene prediction programs for the discovery of maize genes. Plant Mol Biol, 57(3): 445-460.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1007/s11103-005-0271-1 | PMID: 15830133 | Impact Factor: 3.9 ]
  • Fu Y, AP Hsia, L Guo, PS Schnable (2004) Types and frequencies of sequencing errors in methyl-filtered and high C0t maize genome survey sequences. Plant Physiol, 135(4): 2040-2045.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | Supplemental Materials | doi:10.1104/pp.104.041640 | PMID: 15299135 | Impact Factor: 6.3 ]
  • Emrich SJ, S Aluru, Y Fu, TJ Wen, M Narayanan, L Guo, DA Ashlock, PS Schnable (2004) A strategy for assembling the maize (Zea mays L.) genome. Bioinformatics, 20(2): 140-147.
    [ Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/bth017 | PMID: 14734303 | Impact Factor: 4.5 | Cited 72 times ]