Dr Zhengzheng Sophia Liang

Interests

Interested broadly in the molecular basis of behavior, I study how variations in genes and gene expression influence behavioral diversity. I current study the parental-biased control of gene expression in the mammalian brain and its effect on metabolism and cognition.

Research Focus

Keywords

animal behavior

transcriptome

genomic imprinting

olfaction system

cognition

Clinical conditions

Genetic disorders

Learning disabilities

Equipment

Behavioral analysis

Gene expression assays

RNA sequencing

Collaborators

Cambridge

Darren Logan

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2016

    Southey BR, Zhu P, Carr-Markell MK, Liang ZS, Zayed A, Li R, Robinson GE, Rodriguez-Zas SL (2016), “Characterization of Genomic Variants Associated with Scout and Recruit Behavioral Castes in Honey Bees Using Whole-Genome Sequencing” PLoS ONE e0146430

    2014

    Liang ZS, Mattila HR, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Southey BR, Seeley TD, Robinson GE (2014), “Comparative brain transcriptomic analyses of scouting across distinct behavioural and ecological contexts in honeybees.” Proc Biol Sci 281(1797) Details

    2012

    Ament SA, Wang Y, Chen CC, Blatti CA, Hong F, Liang ZS, Negre N, White KP, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Mizzen CA, Sinha S, Zhong S, Robinson GE (2012), “The transcription factor ultraspiracle influences honey bee social behavior and behavior-related gene expression.” PLoS Genet 8(3):e1002596 Details

    Liang ZS, Nguyen T, Mattila HR, Rodriguez-Zas SL, Seeley TD, Robinson GE (2012), “Molecular determinants of scouting behavior in honey bees.” Science 335(6073):1225-8 Details