Education and Professional Appointments: 2021.1 - Present: Professor, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2018.01 - 2020.12: Associate Professor, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2016.01 - 2018.01: Research Assistant, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2010.09 - 2016.01: Ph.D., Kunming Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences 2006.09 - 2010.06: B.S., College of life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science & TechnologyOB
Representative Publication (#co-first author; *corresponding author): 1. Zhang D-F*, Wang D, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*.2020. Is there an antagonistic pleiotropic effect of a LRRK2 mutation on leprosy and Parkinson's disease? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117: 10122 - 10123. 2. Zhang D-F#, Fan Y#, Xu M#, Wang G, Wang D, Li J, Kong L-L, Zhou H, Luo R, Bi R, Wu Y, Li G-D, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Li M, Luo X-J, Jiang H-Y, Tan L, Zhong C, Fang Y, Zhang C, Sheng N, Jiang T, Yao Y-G*. 2019. Complement C7 is a novel risk gene for Alzheimer's disease in Han Chinese. National Science Review, 6: 257 - 274. 3. Zhang D-F*, Xu M, Bi R, Yao Y-G*. 2019. Genetic Analyses of Alzheimer's Disease in China: Achievements and Perspectives. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 10:890 - 901. 4. Wang G#, Zhang D-F#, Jiang H-Y#, Fan Y, Ma L, Shen Z, Bi R, Xu M, Tan L, Shan B*, Yao Y -G*, Feng T*. 2019. Mutation and association analyses of dementia-causal genes in Han Chinese patients with early-onset and familial Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 113: 141 - 147. 5. Xu M#, Zhang D-F#,*, Luo R, Wu Y, Zhou H, Kong L-L, Bi R, Yao Y-G*. 2018. A systematic integrated analysis of brain expression profiles reveals YAP1 and other prioritized hub genes as important upstream regulators in Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 14: 215 - 229. 6. Zhang D-F, Fan Y, Wang D, Bi R, Zhang C, Fang Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016. PLD3 in Alzheimer's disease: a modest effect as revealed by updated association and expression analyses. Molecular Neurobiology, 53: 4034 - 4045. 7. Zhang D-F, Li J, Wu H, Cui Y, Bi R, Zhou H-J, Wang H-Z, Zhang C, Wang D, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), Kong Q-P, Li T, Fang Y, Jiang T*, Yao Y-G*. 2016. CFH variants affect structural and functional brain changes and genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41: 1034 - 1045. 8. Wang D#, Fan Y#, Malhi M#, Bi R#, Wu Y, Xu M, Yu X-F, Long H, Li Y-Y, Zhang D-F*, Yao Y-G*. 2018. Missense Variants in HIF1A and LACC1 Contribute to Leprosy Risk in Han Chinese. American Journal of Human Genetics, 102: 794 - 805. 9. Zhang C#, Zhang D-F#, Wu Z-G, Peng D-H, Chen J, Ni J, Tang W, Xu L, Yao Y-G*, Fang Y-R*. 2016. Complement factor H and susceptibility to major depressive disorder in Han Chinese. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 208: 446 - 452. 10. Ni H#, Xu M#, Zhan G-L#, Fan Y, Zhou H, Jiang H-Y, Lu W-H, Tan L, Zhang D-F*, Yao, Y-G*, Zhang C*. 2018. The GWAS risk genes for depression may be actively involved in Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 64: 1149 - 1161. 11. Zhang D-F*, Wang D, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2016. Integrative analyses of leprosy susceptibility genes indicate a common autoimmune profile. Journal of Dermatological Science, 82: 18 - 27. 12. Xiang Y-L#, Zhang D-F#, Wang D, Li Y-Y*, Yao Y-G*. 2015. Common variants of OPA1 conferring genetic susceptibility to leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China. Journal of Dermatological Science, 80: 133 - 141. 13. Zhang D-F, Wang D, Li Y-Y*, Yao Y-G*. 2014. Mapping genetic variants in the CFH gene for association with leprosy in Han Chinese. Genes and Immunity, 15: 506 - 510. 14. Zhang D-F, Huang X-Q, Wang D, Li Y-Y, Yao Y-G*. 2013. Genetic variants of complement genes Ficolin-2, Mannose-binding lectin and Complement factor H are associated with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China. Human Genetics, 132: 629 - 640.
Hobby: reading, playing table tennis and light music