Department of Animal Genetics
University of Kentucky, China
Jingjing Xu received her PhD from China Agricultural University in 2009. Her Specialization is in the area of Genetics, Breeding & Reproduction. She completed a research project along with the Supervisor, Prof. Subba Reddy Palli.
I focus on hormonal regulation on insect development, reproduction and metabolism via some important transcription factors such as nuclear receptor and Methoprene-tolerant (a member in bHLH-PAS family). To better control the pest, as well as take advantage of insect for life of human, like the silk worm. We try to unravel the mechanism on function of pleiotropic hormone like Juvenile hormone, also the interaction, or we can call, cross-talk between hormones such as Juvenile hormone and insulin, juvenile hormone and ecdysone.