‌Yunqiu (Daniel) Wang


161C Cox Science Center
1301 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124
E-mail: yunqiu@miami.edu
Office: (305) 284-4181


  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute, Japan, 1996-1997
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Florida, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program,1997-1998
  • Ph.D., Massey University, (New Zealand), 1996
  • M.S., Capital Normal University, (China), 1990
  • B.S., Capital Normal University, (China), 1985


  • Co-PI, University of Miami Award for Developing Online Biology Courses, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Award of University of Miami; 2005.
  • Co-PI, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Healthy and Energy-Efficient Housing in Hot and Humid Climates; A model design, 2000
  • STA Outstanding Foreign Post-doctoral Fellowship of Japanese government, 1996.


  • Conservation and Restoration Biology
  • Tropical Biology


My current research has been concentrating on the characterization of genetic structure of small mammal and South Florida slash pine populations in South Florida. A series of modern molecular techniques, such as DNA sequencing, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), genotyping, etc. are applied in this project. The purpose of thess studies are to identify polymorphic genetic loci, and to utilize these loci to accurately characterize the population structure and the gene flow pattern of these species. Environmental impacts on the population dynamic for these native species could be illustrated at gene level. Based on this information, a series of project to preserve and restore such natural population can be implemented. Even though my current research focuses on population genetics, I also have an extensive interest in molecular biology research. My previous graduate and post-doctoral training encompassed several major topics, including plant somatic embryogenesis, pollen morphology, structural and biochemical studies of the plant reproductive development, and the detection of the expression pattern of pollen specific genes.


  • Wang, D.Y. 2003. Principles of genetics laboratory - BIL251 Lab Manual. University of Miami. 85 pp.
  • Aug. 2000 - Present Lecturer in Genetics and general biology lecture and lab courses for science majors and biology advisor at Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
  • Feb.1994 - May.1995 Lecturing the lab course for BIO-203.202 (Genetic Analysis) at Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, New Zealand.
  • Aug.1992 - Nov.1993 Lecturing the lab course for BIO-162.101 (Biology of Cells) at Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University, New Zealand.
  • Sep.1985 - Jul. 1987 Lecturing in vegetable physiology and crop genetics and consulting for the local vegetable breeders at the Chou Yang Horticultural College, Beijing,People's Republic of China.


  • Yunqiu Wang , Dean Williams, and Michael S. Gaines. "Evidence for a recent genetic bottleneck in the endangered Florida Keys silver rice rat (Oryzomys argentatus) revealed by microsatellite DNA analyses" Conservation Genetics (2005) 6: 575 - 585.
  • Yunqiu Wang, Colin R. Hughes, Edwin. A. Gines-Candelaria, and Michael. S. Gaines. "Polymorphic microsatellite loci of Oryzomys palustris, the marsh rice rat, in South Florida detected by Silver Staining." Molecular Ecology 9 (11): 1931-1932 (2000).
  • Yunqiu Wang, Rosie E. Bradshaw, Christian Walter, Marie B. Connett and David W.Fountain. "Characterisation of MADS box DNA sequences in Pinus radiata using PCR cloning." New Zealand Journal of Forest Science. 27 (1):3-10 (1997).
  • Yunqiu Wang, Yazuru Mukai, and Kenji Shinohara."Pollen-specific expression of the gene for an allergen, Cry J 1, in Cryptomeria japonica." Japanese Journal of Forest Research 3: 131-134 (1997).
  • Daniel Yunqiu Wang, Dale Smith, Heather Outred, Al Rowland, and David W. Fountain. "Male cone development and microsporogenesis in Pinus radiata D. Don." New Zealand Journal of Forest Science 30(3): 285-307 (2000).
  • Mitsue Fukui, Norihiro Futamura, Yuzeru Mukai, Akinori Nagao, Daniel Yunqiu Wang, and Kenji Shinohara."Male strobilus-specific expression of AGAMOUS homologs in sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)." Plant Cell Physiol. Vol. 38, Supplement (1997).