Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

Dr. Shu Fang Research Assistant

Lab PI

Dr. Shu Fang

Research Assistant

PhD—National Taiwan University, 1998

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Office: Interdisciplinary Research Building for Science and Technology B205-1


Research Fields
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Molecular evolution

Research Directions

  • Genetic basis of speciation in Drosophila
    Identifying the genetic basis of reproductive barriers between species is important to understand adaptation and speciation. We use the fruit fly, Drosophila, as a model to understand how species evolved and what the driving forces of species differentiation are. We have identified that a fatty acid desaturase gene, desatF, plays a major role in the differentiation of pheromonal dienes, which act as sex and species identity in Drosophila. By using genetic and genomic approaches, we aim to map and identify more genes responsible for sexual isolation between closely related species of Drosophila and to characterize the genetic architecture of speciation at the molecular level.

Latest published paper

期刊論文 ( 2017 - 2020 )

  1. Li, J.1 , L. Jiang1, C.-I Wu, X. Lu*, S. Fang*, and C.-T. Ting*, 2019, “Small segmental duplications in Drosophila – High rate of emergence and elimination”, Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(2), 486–496. (SCIE) (IF: 3.979; SCIE ranking: 25.1%,29.2%) Link
  2. Kou R.*, C.-C. Hsu, S.-C. Chen, P.-Y. Chang, and S. Fang, 2019, “Winner and loser effects in lobster cockroach contests for social dominance”, Hormones and Behavior, 107, 49-60. (SCIE) (IF: 3.378; SCIE ranking: 19.6%,42%) Link