Yunhua Zhang

2022-07-22 20:11

From 2012-2018, I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Huazhong Agricultural University majored in CropProtection. After completing PhD degree in Huazhong Agricultural University majored in Pesticide Science in 2022, I joined the EMBLab at Westlake University.

I have broad research interests in studying the mechanism of insects’ resistance to insecticides, particularly in the context of insect-symbiont interactions. Mycurrent research focuses on the screening and biotransformation of emerging pollutant-degrading insect symbionts.


1. Zhang Y, Cai T,Ren Z, Liu Y, Yuan M, Cai Y, Yu C, Shu R, He S, Li J, Wong CAN*, Wan H*.Decline in symbiont-dependent host detoxification metabolism contributes toincreased insecticide susceptibility of insects under high temperature. ISMEJ, 2021, 15:3693-3703

2. Zhang Y#, Liu C#,Jin R, Wang Y, Cai T, Ren Z, Ma K, He S, Lee KS, Jin BR, Li J, Wan H*. Dualoxidase-dependent reactive oxygen species are involved in the regulation of UGToverexpression-mediated clothianidin resistance in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvatalugens. Pest Manag Sci, 2021, 77:4159-4167

3. Tang T#,Zhang Y#, Cai T, Deng X, Liu C, Li J, He S, Li J,·WanH*. Antibiotics increased host insecticide susceptibility via collapsedbacterial symbionts reducing detoxification metabolism in the brownplanthopper, Nilaparvata lugens. J Pest Sci, 2020,94:757-767

4. Zhang Y, Li J, WanH*. Research progress on the relationship between host detoxificationmetabolism and insect microbial symbiont. ChineseJournal of Pesticide Science. 2019, 21: 729-735

5. Li D#,Zhang Y#, Li W, Tang T, Wan H, You H*, Li J*. Fitness and evolution of insecticideresistance associated with gut symbionts in metaflumizone-resistant Plutellaxylostella, Crop Prot, 2019, 124:104869

6. Zhang Y, Tang T, Li W, Cai T, Li J, Wan H*. Functionalprofiling of the gut microbiomes in two different populations of the brownplanthopper, Nilaparvata lugens.J Asia Pac Entomol, 2018,21:1309-1314

7. Zhang Y, Ji J,Zhao X, Jin R, Li J, Wan H*. Expression, purification and enzymatic propertiesof a β-N-acetylhexosaminidase from brown planthopper, Nilaparvatalugens, J Asia Pac Entomol, 2017, 20:1340-1343

8. Ren Z, Zhang Y, Cai T, Mao K, Xu Y, Li C, He S, Li J, Wan H*.Dynamics of microbial communities across the life stages of Nilaparvatalugens (Stål). Microb Ecol, 2021, doi:10.1007/s00248-021-01820-w

9. Cai T, Zhang Y, Liu Y, Deng X, He S, Li J, Wan H*. Wolbachiaenhances expression of NlCYP4CE1 in Nilaparvata lugens inresponse to imidacloprid stress.Insect Sci, 2021, 28:355-362

10. Tang T, Zhang Y, Wang F, Mao T, Guo J,Guo X, Duan Y, You J*. Paenibacillus terrae PY8 controls Botrytiscinerea and modifies the endophytic microbial community of the medicinalplant, Paris polyphylla. Biol Control, 2022, 169:104888

11. Jin R, Wang Y, He B, Zhang Y, Cai T, Wan H, Jin BR, Li J*.Activator protein-1 mediated CYP6ER1 overexpression in the clothianidinresistance of Nilaparvata lugens (Stål). Pest Manag Sci,2021, 77:4476-4482

12. Li Z, Cai T, Qin Y, Zhang Y, Jin R, Mao K, Liao X, Wan H, LiJ*. Transcriptional response of ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) transporters toinsecticide in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stål). Insects,2020, 11:280

13. Li Z#, Qin Y#, Jin R, Zhang Y, Ren Z,Cai T, Yu C, Liu Y, Cai Y, Zeng Q, Wan H, Li J*. Insecticide resistancemonitoring in field populations of the whitebacked planthopper Sogatellafurcifera (Horvath) in China, 2019–2020.Insects, 2021, 12:1087

14.   Zeng Q#, Yu C#, Chang X, Wan Y, Ba Y, Li C, Lv H, Guo Z, Cai T, Ren Z, QinY, Zhang Y, Ma K, Li J, He S, Wan H*. CeO2 nanohybridas a synergist for insecticide resistance management. Chem Eng J,2022, 446: 137074