H-Index & Metrics Top Publications

H-Index & Metrics

Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Biology and Biochemistry H-index 166 Citations 83,129 381 World Ranking 42 National Ranking 36

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2012 - Gruber Prize in Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience

2009 - Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience

2007 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1996 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1988 - W. Alden Spencer Award, College of Physicians and Surgeons


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Gene
  • Genetics
  • DNA

His primary scientific interests are in Cell biology, Genetics, Biophysics, Potassium channel and Anatomy. Yuh Nung Jan has included themes like Molecular biology, Ion channel and Cell polarity in his Cell biology study. He interconnects Amino acid, Biochemistry, KCNJ5, Neuromuscular junction and Inward-rectifier potassium ion channel in the investigation of issues within Biophysics.

His study in the field of KCNQ4 is also linked to topics like Shaker. The various areas that Yuh Nung Jan examines in his Anatomy study include Glutamate receptor, Sensory system, Cellular differentiation and NMDA receptor. His research investigates the connection with NUMB and areas like Cell division which intersect with concerns in Notch signaling pathway.

His most cited work include:

  • Interactions between heterologous helix-loop-helix proteins generate complexes that bind specifically to a common DNA sequence. (1460 citations)
  • Synaptic vesicle exocytosis captured by quick freezing and correlated with quantal transmitter release. (1209 citations)
  • Changing subunit composition of heteromeric NMDA receptors during development of rat cortex (1136 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Yuh Nung Jan mainly investigates Cell biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Biophysics and Potassium channel. His Cell biology study incorporates themes from Mutant, Drosophila Protein and Anatomy. His Gene, Drosophilidae, Drosophila melanogaster, Transcription factor and Neurogenesis investigations are all subjects of Genetics research.

His research integrates issues of Ligand-gated ion channel and Ion channel in his study of Biophysics. His Potassium channel research includes themes of Biochemistry and Inward-rectifier potassium ion channel. His NUMB research incorporates themes from Asymmetric cell division, Cell division, Mitosis and Cell fate determination.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Cell biology (55.73%)
  • Genetics (20.12%)
  • Neuroscience (18.31%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Cell biology (55.73%)
  • Neuroscience (18.31%)
  • Biophysics (17.91%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Yuh Nung Jan spends much of his time researching Cell biology, Neuroscience, Biophysics, Chloride channel and Ion channel. His study in Cell biology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Transcription factor, Drosophila Protein and Potassium channel. His Neuroscience study combines topics in areas such as Mechanosensitive channels and Regeneration.

His Cryo-electron microscopy study in the realm of Biophysics connects with subjects such as Phospholipid scramblase, Communication channel and Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate. His work in Chloride channel covers topics such as Airway which are related to areas like Mucus, Cystic fibrosis and ANO1. His Sensory system research incorporates elements of Neuron and Anatomy.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Drosophila NOMPC is a mechanotransduction channel subunit for gentle-touch sensation (221 citations)
  • Cryo-EM structures of the TMEM16A calcium-activated chloride channel. (149 citations)
  • Electron cryo-microscopy structure of the mechanotransduction channel NOMPC (126 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Gene
  • DNA
  • Genetics

His primary areas of investigation include Cell biology, Neuroscience, Biophysics, Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila Protein. His Cell biology research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Cytoskeleton, Fragmentation and Potassium channel. Yuh Nung Jan combines subjects such as Phenotype, Ion channel and Sexual dimorphism with his study of Neuroscience.

His Biophysics study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Calcium in biology and Intracellular. His Drosophila melanogaster research includes elements of GABAergic, Sex characteristics, Transient receptor potential channel and Sexual selection. His study with Drosophila Protein involves better knowledge in Genetics.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Top Publications

Interactions between heterologous helix-loop-helix proteins generate complexes that bind specifically to a common DNA sequence.

Cornelis Murre;Patrick Schonleber McCaw;H. Vaessin;M. Caudy.
Cell (1989)

2076 Citations

Synaptic vesicle exocytosis captured by quick freezing and correlated with quantal transmitter release.

J E Heuser;T S Reese;M J Dennis;Y Jan.
Journal of Cell Biology (1979)

1552 Citations

Changing subunit composition of heteromeric NMDA receptors during development of rat cortex

Morgan Sheng;Jennifer Cummings;Leslie Ann Roldan;Yuh Nung Jan.
Nature (1994)

1490 Citations

Primary structure and functional expression of a mouse inward rectifier potassium channel

Yoshihiro Kubo;Timothy J. Baldwin;Yuh Nung Jan;Lily Y. Jan.
Nature (1993)

1224 Citations

Clustering of Shaker-type K + channels by interaction with a family of membrane-associated guanylate kinases

Eunjoon Kim;Martin Niethammer;Adam Rothschild;Yuh Nung Jan.
Nature (1995)

1218 Citations

A New ER Trafficking Signal Regulates the Subunit Stoichiometry of Plasma Membrane KATP Channels

Noa Zerangue;Blanche Schwappach;Yuh Nung Jan;Lily Yeh Jan.
Neuron (1999)

1183 Citations

Distinct morphogenetic functions of similar small GTPases: Drosophila Drac1 is involved in axonal outgrowth and myoblast fusion.

Liqun Luo;Y. J. Liao;Lily Yeh Jan;Yuh Nung Jan.
Genes & Development (1994)

1094 Citations

Expression cloning of TMEM16A as a calcium-activated chloride channel subunit

Björn Christian Schroeder;Tong Cheng;Yuh Nung Jan;Lily Yeh Jan.
Cell (2008)

1082 Citations

Cloning of genomic and complementary DNA from Shaker, a putative potassium channel gene from Drosophila.

Diane M. Papazian;Thomas L. Schwarz;Bruce L. Tempel;Yuh Nung Jan.
Science (1987)

908 Citations

Asymmetric distribution of numb protein during division of the sensory organ precursor cell confers distinct fates to daughter cells

Michelle S. Rhyu;Lily Yeh Jan;Yuh Nung Jan.
Cell (1994)

869 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
Research.com Ranking is based on data retrieved from the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG).
The ranking h-index is inferred from publications deemed to belong to the considered discipline.

If you think any of the details on this page are incorrect, let us know.

Contact us

Top Scientists Citing Yuh Nung Jan

Hugo J. Bellen

Hugo J. Bellen

Baylor College of Medicine

Publications: 102

James S. Trimmer

James S. Trimmer

University of California, Davis

Publications: 97

Chris Q. Doe

Chris Q. Doe

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Publications: 94

Morgan Sheng

Morgan Sheng


Publications: 94

Colin G. Nichols

Colin G. Nichols

Washington University in St. Louis

Publications: 83

Norbert Perrimon

Norbert Perrimon

Harvard University

Publications: 83

François Schweisguth

François Schweisguth

Institut Pasteur

Publications: 77

Liqun Luo

Liqun Luo

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Publications: 75

Chun-Fang Wu

Chun-Fang Wu

University of Iowa

Publications: 74

Maurizio Taglialatela

Maurizio Taglialatela

University of Naples Federico II

Publications: 72

Frances M. Ashcroft

Frances M. Ashcroft

University of Oxford

Publications: 70

Yoshihisa Kurachi

Yoshihisa Kurachi

Osaka University

Publications: 69

Karl Kunzelmann

Karl Kunzelmann

University of Regensburg

Publications: 68

Daniel St Johnston

Daniel St Johnston

University of Cambridge

Publications: 64

Kendal Broadie

Kendal Broadie

Vanderbilt University

Publications: 63

Something went wrong. Please try again later.