CURRICULUM VITAE

 

QIU-YUN(JENNY) XIANG

Professor                                                      

Department of Botany                                            

North Carolina State University                 

Raleigh, NC 27695-7612

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Molecular systematics and evolution, evolutionary genetics of ecological adaptation, evolutionary developmental genetics, phylogeography, and conservation genetics; with emphases on the dogwoods and relatives (Cornales), rare or endangered plant species, intercontinental disjunct plant taxa in the northern hemisphere.

 

EDUCATION:

B. S. 1982 Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China, in Plant Genetics

Ph.D. 1995 Washington State University, in Botany-Plant Molecular Systematics

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:


PUBLICATIONS since 2009 (Asterisks * indicate students, postdocs, visiting scholars, or technicians mentored):

  1.   Jian Zhang*, Robert G Franks, Xiang Liu*, Ming Kang, Jonathan EM Keebler, Schaff Jennifer, Hongwen Huang, Qiuyun (J) Xiang. Comparative 454 transcriptome sequencing in dogwoods (Cornus L.) – identification of potential candidate genes for evolutionary developmental biology and phylogenomic studies. BMC Genomics. In review.
  2.   Zhao*, YP, WW Ma, QY Dai, ZCn Qi, P Li, KM Cameron, QY(J) Xiang+, CX Fu+. Comparative phylogeography of Smilax hispida (Smilicaceae) – Testing allopatric speciation in eastern Asia and origin of template elements of Mexico. New Phytologist. In review.
  3.   Harris*, WK, J Wen, and QY(J) Xiang. Inferring the biogeographic origins of inter-Continental Disjunct Endemics using a Bayes-DIVA Approach. Journal of Systematics and Evolution.  In revision.
  4.   Guo*, YL, AS. Weakley, QY (J) Xiang.  Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of Philadelphus (Hydrangeaceae) --- New Insights into the Infrageneric Classification and Phylogenetic Affinity of Carpenteria. TAXON. In Revision.
  5.   Feng*, CM, X Liu*, Y Yu*, WH Zhang*, DY Xie, RG Franks, and QY(J) Xiang.  2012. Independent developmental origins and divergent B-class MADS-box gene expression patterns in petaloid bracts of Cornus s. l. (Cornaceae). New Phytologist. Online: DOI:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04255.x. Cover page.
  6. Liu*, X, CM Feng*, R Franks, R Qu, DY Xie, and QY(J)  Xiang. 2012. Plant regeneration and genetic transformation of C. canadensis: a non-model plant appropriate for investigation of flower development in Cornus (Cornaceae). Plant Cell Report. DOI 10.1007/s00299-012-1341-x.
  7. Liu*, J, ZC Qi, YP Zhao, CX Fu and Q-Y(J) Xiang. 2012. Chloroplast DNA phylogenomics of Monocots – Insights into the placement of Liliales and influences of gene partitions.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 64: 545-562.
  8.   Feng*, CM, QY(J) Xiang, RG Franks (Co-corresponding authors). 2011. Phylogeny-based developmental analyses illuminate evolution of inflorescence architectures in dogwoods (Cornus s. l., Cornaceae) New Phytologist. 191:850-869. Cover page. (Xiang and Franks are co-corresponding authors).
  9. Xiang, QY(J), DT Thomas, and QP Xiang. 2011. Resolving and dating the phylogeny of Cornales- effects of taxon sampling, data partitions, and fossil calibrations. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 59: 123-138.
  10. Douglas*, NA., AW Wall*, QY(J) Xiang, TR Wentworth, WA Hoffmann, MG Hohmann. 2011. Recent vicariance and the origin of the rare, edaphically specialized Sandhills Lily, Lilium pyrophilum (Liliaceae): evidence from phylogenetic and coalescent analyses. Molecular Ecology. 20:2901-2915. Cover page.
  11. Post*, AR, R Ali, A Krings, J Xiang, BR Sosinski, JC Neal. 2011. On the Identity of the Weedy Bittercresses (Cardamine: Brassicaceae) in United States Nurseries: Evidence from Molecules and Morphology.  Weed Science : 59: 123-135. 
  12. Boufford, DE, CX Fu, QY Xiang and Y P Zhao.  2010.  Observations on Buckleya (Thesiaceae ) in China.  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 4: 281-286.
  13. Wall*, AW, NA Douglas*, QY(J) Xiang, WA Hoffmann, TR Wentworth, and MG Hohmann. 2010. Evidence for range stasis during the latter Pleistocene for the Atlantic Coastal Plain endemic genus, Pysidanthera Michaux. Molecular Ecology 19: 4302-4314.
  14. Manchester, SR, QY (J) Xiang, and QP Xiang. 2010. Fruits of Cornelian cherries (Cornaceae: Cornus Subg. Cornus) in the Paleocene and Eocene of the Northern Hemisphere. International Journal of Plant Sciences.171:882–891.
  15. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (as one of the contributors). 2009. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society .161: 105–121.
  16. Wen, J, Xiang, QY, Qian, H, Li, J, Wang, XQ & Ickert-Bond, SM. 2009. Intercontinental and intracontinental biogeography—patterns and methods. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 47, 327-330.
  17. Manchester, SR, QY(J) Xiang, TM Kodrul, and M Akhmetiev. 2009. Leaves of Cornus (Cornaceae) from the Paleocene of North America and Asia confirmed by trichome characters. International Journal of Plant sciences. 170:132–142.
  18. Feng*, CM, SR, Manchester, QY(J) Xiang. 2009. Phylogeny and biogeography of Alangiaceae (Cornales) inferred from DNA sequences, morphology, and fossils. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 51:201-214.
  19. Feng*, CM, R. Qu, LL Zhou, DY Xie, and QY(J) Xiang. 2009. Shoot regeneration of dwarf dogwood (Cornus canadensis L.) and morphological characterization of the regenerated plants. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 97:27-37.
  20. Harris*, AJ and QY(J) Xiang, 2009. Estimating ancestral distributions of lineages with uncertain sister groups: a statistical approach to dispersal–vicariance analysis and a case using Aesculus L. (Sapindaceae) including fossils. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 47: 349–368.
  21. Harris* AJ, QY(J) Xiang, and DT Thomas*. 2009. Molecular and morphological inference of the phylogeny, origin, and biogeographic History of Aesculus L. (Sapindaceae or Hippocastanaceae). TAXON 58:1-19.
  22. Peters*, M., QY(J) Xiang, and J Stucky. 2009. Genetic analyses of the federally endangered Echinacea laevigata using amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLP) - Inferences in population genetic structure and mating system. Conservation Genetics. 10: 1-14.
  23. Xiang, QP, QY(J), Xiang, YY Guo, and XC Zhang. 2009. Phylogeny of Abies (Pinaceae) inferred from ITS sequence data. TAXON 58: 141-152.
  24. Post, AR; JC Neal, A Krings,BR Sosinski, QY Xiang. 2009. New Zealand bittercress (Cardamine corymbosa; Brassicaceae): new to the United States. Weed Technology 23: 604-607.
  25. Post*, AR., A Krings, QY Xiang, BR Sosinski, and JC Neal.  2009.  Lectotypification of Cardamine flexuosa (Brassicaceae).  J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3:227-230.