Educational Background

  • B.Sc., Peking University
  • M.Sc., Peking University
  • Ph.D., Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Postdoctoral: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Current Research Interests

  • Quantitative biology, regulation of signaling and metabolic pathways, high-throughput “-omics” studies, big data analysis, systems biology and computational modeling.

Selected Publications

  1. S. Liu, F. Yu, Z. Yang, T. Wang, H. Xiong, C. Chang, W Yu, and N. Li, “Establishment of dimethyl labelling-based quantitative acetylproteomics in Arabidopsis”, Mol. & Cell. Proteomics, 17(5), 1010-27 (2018).
  2. D. Qing, Z. Yang, M. Li, WS. Wong, G. Guo, S. Liu, H. Guo, and N. Li, “Quantitative and Functional Phosphoproteomic Analysis Reveals that Ethylene Regulates Water Transport via the C-Terminal Phosphorylation of Aquaporin PIP2;1 in Arabidopsis”, Mol. Plant, 9(1), 158-74 (2016).
  3. X. Zhu, F. Yu, Z. Yang, S. Liu, C. Dai, X. Lu, C. Liu, W. Yu, and N. Li, “In planta chemical cross-linking and mass spectrometry analysis of protein structure and interaction in Arabidopsis”, Proteomics, 6(13), 1915-27 (2016).
  4. Z. Yang, and N. Li, “Chapter 8: Absolute quantitation of protein posttranslational modification isoform”, in: Schulze WX ed. Methods in molecular biology (1306), Plant Phosphoproteomics, New York, Humana Press, pp. 105-19 (2015).
  5. Z. Yang, G. Guo, M. Zhang, CY. Liu, Q. Hu, H. Lam, H. Cheng, Y. Xue, J. Li, and N. Li, “Stable Isotope Metabolic Labeling-based Quantitative Phosphoproteomic Analysis of Arabidopsis Mutants Reveals Ethylene-regulated Time-dependent Phosphoproteins and Putative Substrates of Constitutive Triple Response 1 Kinase”, Mol. Cell. Proteomics, 12(12), 3559-82 (2013).
  6. S. Lin, Z. Yang, X. Zhang, Z. Bian, and Z. Cai, “Hippocampal metabolomics reveals 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin toxicity associated with ageing in Sprague-Dawley rats”, Talanta, 85, 1007-12 (2011).
  7. S. Lin, Z. Yang, H. Liu, and Z. Cai, “Metabolomic Analysis of Liver and Skeletal Muscle Tissues in C57BL/6J and DBA/2J Mice Exposed by 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin”, Mol. Biosyst., 7(6), 1956-65 (2011).
  8. S. Lin, Z. Yang, H. Liu, L. Tang, and Z. Cai, “Beyond glucose: metabolic shifts in responses to the effects of the oral glucose tolerance test and the high-fructose diet in rats”, Mol. Biosyst., 7, 1537-15 (2011).
  9. S. Lin, Z. Yang, Y. Shen, and Z. Cai, “LC/MS-based non-targeted metabolomics for the investigation of general toxicity of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice”, Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 3011-3, 29-36 (2011).
  10. S. Lin, N. Liu, Z. Yang, W. Song, P. Wang, H. Chen, M. Lucio, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, G. Chen, and Z. Cai, “GC/MS-based metabolomics reveals fatty acid biosynthesis and cholesterol metabolism in cell lines infected with influenza A virus”, Talanta, 83, 262-8 (2010).
  11. Z. Yang, and LH. Tang, “Coordination motifs and large-scale structural organization in atomic clusters”, Phys. Rev. B, 79(4), 045402 (2009).
  12. Z. Yang, JD. O’Brien, X. Zheng, HQ. Zhu, and ZS. She, “Tree and rate estimation by local evaluation of heterochronous nucleotide data”, Bioinformatics, 23(2), 169-76 (2007).