Dr. Guangqing Yu | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

Henan Agricultural University | China

Author Profile


Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Guangqing Yu began her academic journey at Henan Normal University, where she majored in aquaculture and earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture. Her interest in genetics led him to pursue a Ph.D. at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Here, she specialized in genetics, focusing on the mechanisms of fish immune and developmental responses, laying a strong foundation for her future research.

Professional Endeavors

As an Associate Professor at Henan Agricultural University, Dr. Yu has been actively involved in both teaching and research. Her professional endeavors are marked by her leadership in various research projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China Youth Project and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation's general project. She has successfully secured funding for these projects, emphasizing her capability to lead significant research initiatives.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Yu's research primarily uses zebrafish as a model organism to investigate the molecular mechanisms of fish immune responses and development. Her notable contributions include elucidating the role of epigenetic modifications in fish innate immunity against viruses and embryonic development. She has also studied the biological functions of NEDD8 and its impact on the development of ovaries and secondary sexual characteristics in zebrafish. Her findings have been published in prestigious journals such as Development, Journal of Immunology, and Frontiers in Immunology.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Yu's work has garnered recognition in the scientific community. Her research on NEDD8 and its enhancement of Hippo signaling by mediating YAP1 neddylation has been highly  respected. Additionally, her participation in the Major Research Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China further underscores her contributions to the field.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Yu's research has significantly advanced the understanding of genetic and molecular mechanisms in fish. Her work on epigenetic modifications and their roles in immunity and development has broad implications, influencing both academic research and practical applications in aquaculture and fisheries management. Her studies on NEDD8 and androgen receptor hyperactivation have opened new avenues for understanding genetic regulation in vertebrates.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Yu's ongoing research projects and her active role in national research programs highlight her dedication to advancing the field of genetics. With multiple patents in process and numerous publications in high-impact journals, she continues to make significant contributions to molecular biology and genetics. Her future work is expected to further elucidate the complex mechanisms underlying fish biology, impacting both theoretical knowledge and practical applications.

Notable Publications

NEDD8 enhances Hippo signaling by mediating YAP1 neddylation 2024

Zebrafish spop promotes ubiquitination and degradation of mavs to suppress antiviral response via the lysosomal pathway 2024 (1)

Deletion of prolyl hydroxylase domain-containing enzyme 3 (phd3) in zebrafish facilitates hypoxia tolerance 2023 (1)



Guangqing Yu | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award