Xueyan Shan

Xueyan Shan

Associate Research Professor

Corn Molecular Biology

  • Ph. D., Montana State University
  • M. S., Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • B.S., Shandong University, China

Research Areas:
  • Maize resistance to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin accumulation
  • Functional genomics and bioinformatics


  • Noonan, J., W. P. Williams, X. Shan. 2017. Investigation of antimicrobial peptide genes associated with fungus and insect resistance in maize. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 18(9):1938. Download
  • Kelley, R.Y., W.P. Williams, J.E. Mylroie, D.L. Boykin, J. Harper, G.L. Windham, A. Ankala, X. Shan. 2012. Identification of maize genes associated with host plant resistance or susceptibility to aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin accumulation. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36892. Download
  • Warburton, M.L., W.P. Williams, L.K. Hawkins, S.M. Bridges, C. Gresham, J. Harper, S. Ozkan, J.E. Mylroie, X. Shan. 2011. A public platform for the verification of the phenotypic effect of candidate genes for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation and Aspergillus flavus infection in maize. Toxins 3(7):754-7565. Download
  • Warburton, M.L., T.D. Brooks, M. Krakowsky, X. Shan, G.L. Windham, W.P. Williams. 2009. Identification and mapping of new sources of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in maize. Crop Science 49(4):1403-1408. Download