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1999–2002: Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS, PhD, Zoology;  

1996–1999: Wuhan University, MSc, Biophysics;   

1992–1996: Wuhan University, BSc, Genetics;     


Profssor, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Science  


Secretary General of Chinese Protozoological Society 

Member of Council of Zoological Society of China 

Member of Community of Asian Congress of Protistology 

ex officio member of Tetrahymena Research Advisory Committee (TETRA)  

Jul. 2002–present: Molecular Biology of Protozoan, Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS;  

Oct. 2002 – Dec. 2002, Mar. 2003 – Apr. 2003: Visiting Scholar, Molecular Ecotoxicology of Protozoan, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University;    

Jul. 2004- Jan. 2005: senior visiting scholar, Genetics and Genomics of Tetrahymena, at Prof. Eduardo Orias’ lab, the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA;  

Jan. 2007- Dec. 2008: senior visiting scholar and Postdoctoral fellow, Microarray analyses of Tetrahymena, at Prof. Martin Gorovsky’s lab, Department of Biology, University of Rochester, USA.  

Research Directions:

1)Evolutionary Genomics & Phylogenomics of Protozoan;  

2)Evolutionary & Ecological Functional Genomics (EEFG) of Tetrahymena;    

3)Epigenomics of Tetrahymena;  

4)Genetic Engineering of Tetrahymena 

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Recent Publications:

  (1) JinMei Feng, ChuanQi Jiang, Alan Warren, Miao Tian, Jun Cheng, GuangLong Liu, Jie Xiong, Wei Miao*. 2015. Phylogenomic analyses reveal subclass Scuticociliatia as the sister group of subclass Hymenostomatia within class Oligohymenophorea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 90: 104-111. 

  (2) Jie Xiong, Guangying Wang1, Jun Cheng, Miao Tian, Xuming Pan, Alan Warren, Chuanqi Jiang, Dongxia Yuan, Wei Miao*. 2015. Genome of the facultative scuticociliatosis pathogen Pseudocohnilembus persalinus provides insight into its virulence through horizontal gene transfer. Scientific Reports. 5:15470 

  (3) Jie Xiong, Jinmei Feng, Dongxia Yuan, Jun Zhou, Wei Miao*. 2015. Tracing the structural evolution of eukaryotic ATP Binding cassette transporter superfamily. Scientific Reports. 5:16724 

  (4) Feng J, Xiong J, Zhang J, Yang Y, Yao B, Zhou Z*, Miao W*. 2014. New Phylogenomic and Comparative Analyses Provide Corroborating Evidence that Myxozoa is Cnidaria. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 81 (8): 10-18 

  (5) Feng L, Fu C, Yuan D, Miao W*. 2014. A P450 gene associated with robust resistance to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) in ciliated protozoan, Tetrahymena thermophila by efficient degradation. Aquatic Toxicology, 149(3): 126-132. 

  (6) Ye J, Chang Y, Yan Y, Xiong J, Xue X, Yuan D, Sun G, Zhu Y*, Miao W*. 2014. Identification and characterization of the arsenite methyltransferase from a protozoan, Tetrahymena pyriformis. Aquatic Toxicology, 149(2): 50-57. 

  (7) Tian M+, Chen X+, Xiong Q, Xiong J+, Xiao C, Ge F*, Yang F*, Miao W*. 2014. Phosphoproteomic Analysis of Protein Phosphorylation Networks in Tetrahymena thermophila, a Model Single-celled Organism. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 13(2): 503-19. 

  (8) Yang Y+, Xiong J+, Zhou Z*, Huo F, Miao W, Ran C, Liu Y, Zhang J, Feng J, Wang M, Wang M, Wang L, Yao B*. 2014. The Genome of the Myxosporean Thelohanellus kitauei Shows Adaptations to Nutrient Acquisition within Its Fish Host. Genome Biology and Evolution, 6(12): 3182-3198. 

  (9) Chang Y, Liu G, Guo L, Liu H, Yuan D, Xiong J, Ning Y, Fu C, Miao W*. 2014. Cd-Metallothioneins in Three Additional Tetrahymena Species: Intragenic Repeat Patterns and Induction by Metal Ions. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 61(4): 333-342. 

  (10) Cervantes, MD; Hamilton, EP; Xiong, J; Lawson, MJ; Yuan, DX; Hadjithomas, M; Miao*, W; Orias, E*. 2013. Selecting One of Several Mating Types through Gene Segment Joining and Deletion in Tetrahymena thermophila. Plos Biology. 11 (3). 

  (11) Xiong, J+; Lu, YM+; Feng, JM; Yuan, DX; Tian, M; Chang, Y; Fu, CJ; Wang, GY; Zeng, HH*; Miao, W*. 2013. Database-The Journal Of Biological Databases And Curation. 

  (12) Gao, S+; Xiong, J+; Zhang, CC; Berquist, BR; Yang, RD; Zhao, M; Molascon, AJ; Kwiatkowski, SY; Yuan, DX; Qin, ZH; Wen, JF; Kapler, GM; Andrews, PC; Miao, W*; Liu, YF*. 2013. Impaired replication elongation in Tetrahymena mutants deficient in histone H3 Lys 27 monomethylation . GENES & DEVELOPMENT . 27 (15): 1662-1679. 

  (13) Xiong J; Lu XY; Zhou ZM E; Miao, W*. 2012. Transcriptome Analysis of the Model Protozoan, Tetrahymena Thermophila, Using Rna-Seq [J]. Plos One, 7(2): e30630. 

  (14) Coyne, RS; Stovert, NA; Miao, W. 2012. Whole Genome Studies of Tetrahymena. Tetrahymena thermophila. Methods in Cell Biology. 109:53-81.  

  (15) Xiong, J; Lu, XY; Zhou, ZM; Chang, Y; Yuan, DX; Tian, M; Zhou, ZG; Wang, L; Fu, CJ; Orias, E; Miao, W*. 2012. Transcriptome Analysis of the Model Protozoan, Tetrahymena thermophila, Using Deep RNA Sequencing. Plos One. 7 (2). 

  (16) Chang Y, Feng LF, Miao W. 2011. Toxicogenomic Investigation of Tetrahymena Thermophila Exposed to Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (Ddt), Tributyltin (Tbt), and 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin (Tcdd) [J]. Sci China Life Sci, 54(7): 617-625. 

  (17) Xiong J, Yuan D, Fillingham JS, et al. 2011. Gene Network Landscape of the Ciliate Tetrahymena Thermophila [J]. Plos One, 6(5): e20124. 

  (18) Xiong J, Feng L, Yuan D, et al. 2010. Genome-Wide Identification and Evolution of Atp-Binding Cassette Transporters in the Ciliate Tetrahymena Thermophila: A Case of Functional Divergence in a Multigene Family [J]. Bmc Evol Biol, 10(330. 

  (19) Fu C, Xiong J, Miao W. 2009. Genome-Wide Identification and Characterization of Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenase Genes in the Ciliate Tetrahymena Thermophila [J]. BMC Genomics, 10: 208. 

  (20) Miao W, Xiong J, Bowen J, et al. 2009. Microarray Analyses of Gene Expression During the Tetrahymena Thermophila Life Cycle [J]. Plos One, 4(2): e4429. 


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