Weifone Huang

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Curriculum Vitae

Wei-Fone Huang, Ph. D., Professor                                                                        

College of Animal Science (Bee Science),

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
No.15 Shangxiadian Road, Cangshan District,

Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China, 350002
+86 15985700981


Special-term professor, College of Bee Science                                                                               2015-
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University     Fuzhou, Fujian, China

Postdoctoral research associate, Illinois Natural History Survey                                                 2008-2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                  Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Entomology                                                         2007-2008
Taiwan University                                                                                                       Taipei, Taiwan

Doctoral research assistant, Department of Entomology                                                               2001-2006
Taiwan University                                                                                                      Taipei, Taiwan


Ph.D. in Entomology                             2006                                                                                                                        
Taiwan University                                                                                                         Taipei, Taiwan

B.S. in Plant Pathology, Entomology division                                                                               2001
Taiwan University                                                                                                         Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Journal articles

  1. Jin, L., Mehmood, S., Huang ,W.F.* 2020. Visualizing Sacbrood virus of honey Bees via transformation and coupling with enhanced green fluorescent protein. Viruses12(2), 224.

  1. Tokarev, Y.S., Huang, W.F., Solter, L.F., Malysh, J.M., Becnel, J.J., Vossbrinck, C.R. 2020. A formal redefinition of the genera Nosema and Vairimorpha (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) and reassignment of species based on molecular phylogenetics. Journal Invertebrate Pathology, 169: 107279.

  1. Zhang, Y., Lu, X., Huang, S.K., Zhang, L., Su, S., Huang, W.F*. 2019. Nosema ceranae infection enhances Bifidobacterium spp. abundances in the honey bee hindgut. Apidologie 50, 353-362.

  1. Huang, S.K., Ye, K.T., Huang, W.F., Ying, B.H., Su, X, et al. 2018. Influence of feeding type and Nosema ceranae infection on the gut microbiota of Apis cerana workers. mSystems 3: e00177-00118.

  2. Donahue, K.L., Broadley, H.J., Elkinton, J.S., Burand, J.P., Huang, W-F, et al. 2018. Using the SSU, ITS, and ribosomal DNA operon arrangement to characterize two microsporidia infecting bruce spanworm, Operophtera bruceata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 66(3): 424-434.

  1. Nie, H., Xu, S., Xie, C., Geng, H., Zhao, Y., Li, J., Huang, W.F., Lin, Y., Li, Z., Su, S. 2018. Comparative transcriptome analysis of Apis mellifera antennae of workers performing different tasks[J]. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 293(1): 237-248.

  1. Li, Z., Li, M., He, J., Zhao, X., Chaimanee, V., Huang, W.F., Nie, H, Zhao, Y., Su, S. 2017. Differential physiological effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bees: A comparison between Apis mellifera and Apiscerana. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 140: 1-8.

  1. Huang, W.F., Mehmood, S., Huang, S.K., Chen, Y.W., Ko, C.Y., Su, S. 2017. Phylogenetic analysis and survey of Apis cerana strain of Sacbrood virus (AcSBV) in Taiwan suggests a recent introduction. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 146, 36-40.

  1. Hajek, A.E., Solter, L.F., Maddox, J.V., Huang, W.F., Estep, A.S., Krawczyk, G., Weber, D.C., Hoelmer, K.A., Sanscrainte, N.D. and Becnel, J.J. 2017. Nosema maddoxi sp. nov. (Microsporidia, Nosematidae), a Widespread Pathogen of the Green Stink Bug Chinavia hilaris (Say) and the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys (Stål). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology doi:10.1111/jeu.12475

  1. Hopper, J.V., Huang, W.F., Solter, L.F., Mills, N.J. 2016. Pathogenicity, morphology, and characterization of a Nosema fumiferanae isolate (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) from the light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in California[J].  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 134: 38-47

  1. Milbrath, M.O., van Tran, T., Huang, W.F., Solter, L.F., Tarpy, D.R., Lawrence, F., Huang, Z.Y. 2015. Comparative virulence and competition between Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 125: 9-15.

  1. Huang, W.F.*, Solter, L.F., Aronstein, K., Huang, Z.Y. 2015. Infectivity and virulence of Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis in commercially available North American honey bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 124:107-113.

  1. Huang, W.F., Skyrm, K., Ruiter, R., Solter L.F.* 2015. Disease management in commercial bumble bee mass rearing, using production methods, multiplex PCR detection techniques, and regulatory assessment. Journal of Apicultural Research 54(5):516-524

  2. Pilarska, D.K., Radek, R., Huang, W.F., Takov, D., Linde, A., Solter, L.F.* 2015. Review of the genus Endoreticulatus (Microsporidia, Encephalitozoonidae) with description of a new species isolated from the grasshopper Poecilimonthoracicus (Tettigoniidae) and transfer of Microsporidium itiiti Malone to the genus. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 124: 23-30.

  1. Huang, W.F.*, Solter, L.F., Yau, P.M., Imai, B.S. 2013. Nosema ceranae escapes fumagillin control in honey bees. PLoS Pathogens 9(3): e1003185.

  1. Huang, W.F., Solter, L.F.* 2013. Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae: A comparative study in the honey bee host. American Bee Journal 153 (3) 277-278.

  1. Huang, W.F.*, Solter, L.F. 2013. Comparative development and tissue tropism of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 113(1):35-41.

  1. Huang, W.F.*, Solter, L.F., Yau, P.M., Imai, B.S. 2013. Nosema ceranae escapes fumagillin control in honey bee. PLoS Pathogens9 (3): e1003185. 

  1. Chen, Y.W., Chung, W.P., Wang, C.H., Solter, L.F., Huang, W.F.* 2012. Nosema ceranae infection intensity highly correlates with temperature. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 111(3): 264-267.

  1. Cordes, N., Huang, W.F.,Strange, J.P., Cameron, S.A., Griswold, T.L., Lozier, J.D., Solter, L.F.* 2012. Interspecific geographic distribution and variation of the pathogens Nosema bombi and Crithidia species in United States bumble bee populations. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 109(2): 209-216.

  1. Huang, W.F., Jiang, J.H., Chen, Y.W., Wang, C.H. 2007. A Nosema ceranae isolate from the honeybee Apis mellifera, Apidologie 38, 30-37.

Other Articles and Bulletins

  1. Solter, L.F., Huang, W.F., Yau, P.M., Imai, B.S. 2013. The trouble with fumagillin. Illinois State Beekeepers Association Bulletin, 96 (5).

  2. Huang, W.F. and Solter, L.F. 2013. Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae: A comparative study in the honey bee host. Managed Pollinator CAP Update. eXtension.org

  3. Solter, L.F. and Huang, W.F. 2013. Annual report to NC1173 (Sustainable Solutions to Problems Affecting Bee Health).


National Natural Science Foundation of China, General Program, P.I. (610,000 RMB)              2018-2020

Science and Technology Department of Fujian province, General Program, P.I. (80,000 RMB)     2018-2019

Fujian 100 scholar program, residents from Taiwan province project, P.I. (1,223,000 RMB)          2018-2021

Modern Agro-industry Technology Research System (No. CARS-45-KXJ3) of China. (Participant)  2015

Min-river Scholar, Special-term professor program, Fujian Province, China.     2015

Postdoctoral Research Abroad Program, National Science Council, Taiwan.  (40,000 USD)               2010


Frontiers in Veterinary Science  

Journal of Apicultural Research

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Scientific Reports

Journal of Environmental Microbiology

Florida Entomologist

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Society for Invertebrate Pathology: Microsporidia Division