学术海报: 美国堪萨斯州立大学Yoonseong Park教授来我校进行学术交流
应江苏省生物多样性与生物技术重点实验室李斌教授邀请，Kansas State University Dr. Yoonseong Park来我校进行学术交流，并做学术报告，欢迎我校师生前来参加。
报告题目：Neural control of tick salivary secretion
Professor: Yoonseong Park
B.S. Agricultural Biology, Chonbuk National University, Korea, 1991
M.S. Entomology, University of California, Riverside, 1994
Ph.D. Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tuscon, 1998
Post Doctoral Associate , University of California, Riverside, 1998 - 2002
1. Arthropod signaling peptides and their receptors.
The peptide signaling system, an ancient cell-cell communication mechanism, appears to be the top upstream commands that modulate various behavioral and physiological events. My research focuses on evolution of neuropepetides, their receptors, and functions. Model arthropods that we study are the species fruitfly (Drosophila melanogaster), red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum), and blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis).
2. Signaling pathways for tick salivary secretion.
Ticks are obligatory ectoparasites that feed on the blood of vertebrate hosts and often transmit pathogens, including bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. The salivary secretions of ticks play an important role in blood feeding by modulating the host response. We investigate neural and hormonal mechanisms controlling salivary secretion, involving multiple neuropeptides and catecholamines.