Seung-Joon Ahn

Seung-Joon Ahn

Assistant Professor

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Ph.D., Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • M.S., Seoul National University, Korea
  • B.S., Seoul National University, Korea

Ahn Lab


  • Ahn, S.-J., S.J. Marygold, T. Chertemps, M. Maïbèche, S.J. Marygold, T. Van Leeuwen. 2021. Editorial: Invertebrate UDP-Glycosyltransferases: Nomenclature, Diversity and Functions. Frontiers in Physiology 12:748290.  Download
  • Ahn, S.-J., S.J. Marygold. 2021. The UDP-glycosyltransferase family in Drosophila melanogaster: Nomenclature update, gene expression and phylogenetic analysis. Frontiers in Physiology 12:648481.  Download
  • Yoon, J.-S., S.-J. Ahn,, C.M. Flinn, M.-Y. Choi. 2021. Identification and functional analysis of dsRNases in spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology e21822.  Download
  • Ahn, S. -J., J. A. Corcoran, R. K. Vander Meer, M. -Y. Choi. 2020. Identification and characterization of GPCRs for pyrokinin and CAPA peptides in the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Frontiers in Physiology 11:559. Download
  • Ahn, S. -J., R. J. Mc Donnell, J. A. Corcoran, R. C. Martin, M. -Y. Choi. 2020. Identification and functional characterization of the first molluscan neuromedin U receptor in the slug, Deroceras reticulatum. Scientific Reports 10:22308. Download
  • Ahn, S.-J., H.-W. Oh, J. Corcoran, J.-A. Kim, K.-C. Park, C. G. Park, M.-Y. Choi. 2020. Sex-biased gene expression in antennae of Drosophila suzukii. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology e21660. Download
  • Israni, B., F. C. Wouters, K. Luck, E. Seibel, S. -J. Ahn, C. Paetz, M. Reinert, H. Vogel, M. Erb, D. G. Heckel, J. Gershenzon, D. G. Vassão. 2020. The fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda utilizes specific UDP-Glycosyltransferases to inactivate maize defensive benzoxazinoids. Frontiers in Physiology 11:604754. Download
  • Reich, I., C. Jessie, S. -J. Ahn, M. -Y. Choi, C. Williams, M. Gormally, R. Mc Donnell. 2020. Assessment of the biological control potential of common carabid beetle species for autumn- and winter-active pests (Gastropoda, Lepidoptera, Diptera: Tipulidae) in annual ryegrass in Western Oregon. Insects 11(11):722. Download
  • Ahn, S.-J., F. Betzin, M. W. Gikonyo, Z.-L. Yang, T. G. Köllner, F. Beran. 2019. Identification and evolution of glucosinolate sulfatases in a specialist flea beetle. Scientific Reports 9:15725. Download
  • Ahn, S.-J., K. Donahue, Y. Koh, R. R. Martin, M.-Y. Choi. 2019. Microbial-based double-stranded RNA production to develop cost-effective RNA interference application for insect pest management. International Journal of Insect Science 11:1-8. Download
  • Dou, X., S. Liu, S.-J. Ahn, M.-Y. Choi, R. Jurenka. 2019. Transcriptional comparison between pheromone gland-ovipositor and tarsi in the corn earworm moth Helicoverpa zea. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics 31:100604. Download
  • Garczynski, S. F., C. A. Hendrickson, A. Harper, T. R. Unruh, A. Dhingra, S.-J. Ahn, M. Choi. 2019. Neuropeptides and peptide hormones identified in codling moth, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 101(4):e21587.  Download
  • Heidel-Fischer, H. M., R. Kirsch, M. Reichelt, S.-J. Ahn, N. Wielsch, S. W. Baxter, D. G. Heckel, H. Vogel, J. Kroymann. 2019. An insect counteradaptation against host plant defenses evolved through concerted neofunctionalization. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36(6):930-941.  Download
  • Ahn, S.-J., M.-Y. Choi. 2018. Identification and characterization of capa and pyrokinin genes in the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera): Gene structure, immunocytochemistry, and differential expression. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 99(3):e21500.  Download
  • Armisén, D., R. Rajakumar, M. Friedrich, J. B. Benoit, H. M. Robertson, K. A. Panfilio, S.-J. Ahn, M. F. Poelchau, H. Chao, H. Dinh, H. V. Doddapaneni, S. Dugan, R. A. Gibbs, D. S. T. Hughes, Y. Han, S. L. Lee, S. C. Murali, D. M. Muzny, J. Qu, K. C. Worley, M. Munoz-Torres, E. Abouheif, F. Bonneton, T. Chen, L.-M. Chiang, C. P. Childers, A. G. Cridge, Crumière, A. J. J., A. Decaras, E. M. Didion, E. J. Duncan, E. N. Elpidina, Favé, M.-J., C. Finet, C. G. C. Jacobs, A. M. Cheatle Jarvela, E. C. Jennings, J. W. Jones, M. P. Lesoway, M. R. Lovegrove, A. Martynov, B. Oppert, A. Lillico-Ouachour, A. Rajakumar, P. N. Refki, A. J. Rosendale, M. E. Santos, W. Toubiana, M. van der Zee, I. M. Vargas Jentzsch, A. V. Lowman, S. Viala, S. Richards, A. Khila. 2018. The genome of the water strider Gerris buenoi reveals expansions of gene repertoires associated with adaptations to life on the water. BMC Genomics 19(1):832. Download
  • Beran, F., T. Sporer, C. Paetz, S.-J. Ahn, F. Betzin, G. Kunert, A. Shekhov, D. G. Vassão, S. Bartram, S. Lorenz, M. Reichelt, 2018. One pathway is not enough: The cabbage stem flea beetle psylliodes chrysocephala uses multiple strategies to overcome the glucosinolate-myrosinase defense in its host plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:1754. Download
  • Walsh, T. K., N. Joussen, K. Tian, A. McGaughran, C.J. Anderson, X. Qiu, S. Ahn, L. Bird, N. Pavlidi, J. Vontas, J. Ryu, A. Rasool, I.B. Macedo, W.T. Tay, Y. Zhang, M.E.A. Whitehouse, P.J. Silvie, S. Downes, L. Nemec, D. G. Heckel. 2018. Multiple recombination events between two cytochrome P450 loci contribute to global pyrethroid resistance in Helicoverpa armigera. PLoS ONE 13(11):e0197760 Download