Jian Ye

Postdoctoral FellowJian Ye uses a pipette

Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
PO Box 110880
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32611-0880
FAX 352-392-9704


  • PhD, Developmental Biology, Fudan University, 2015
  • BSc, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2005

Research Interests

I received my PhD in developmental biology under the guidance of Dr. Wufan Tao and Dr. Yuan Zhuang at Fudan University, China, in 2015. During my diploma thesis at the Institute of Developmental Biology and Molecular Medicine, I focused on investigating the physiological function of protein phosphate 6 (PP6). I showed that PP6 is a critical suppressor of distal, but not proximal, TCR signals. PP6 plays essential roles in the development of both αβ and γδ T cells and its deficiency results in spontaneous T cell activation and depletion of naïve the T cell pool, leading to disruption of T cell homeostasis. In Dr. Zhou’s lab, I currently study the regulation of the regulatory T cells, especially in mucosal tissues.

Recent Publications

  • Ye J, Qiu J, Bostick JW, Ueda A, Schjerven H, Li S, Jobin C, Chen ZE, Zhou L. The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Preferentially Marks and Promotes Gut Regulatory T Cells. Cell reports (2017)
  • Ye J, Shi H, Shen Y, Peng C, Liu Y, Li CY, Deng KJ, Geng JG, Xu T, Zhuang Y, Zheng B, Tao WF. PP6 controls T cell development and homeostasis by negatively regulating distal TCR signaling. J Immunol. (2015)
  • Du X, Shi H, Li J, Dong YL, Liang JL, Ye J, Kong SS, Zhang SJ, Zhong T, Yuan ZQ, Xu T, Zhuang Y, Zheng B, Geng JG, Tao WF. Mst1/Mst2 Regulate Development and Function of Regulatory T Cells through Modulation of Foxo1/Foxo3 Stability in Autoimmune Disease. J Immunol. (2014)
  • Peng C, Ye J, Yan SF, Kong SS, Shen Y, Li CY, Zheng YF, Deng KJ, Xu T, Tao WF. Ablation of vacuole protein sorting 18 (Vps18) gene leads to neurodegeneration and impaired neuronal migration by disrupting multiple vesicle transport pathways to lysosomes. J Biol Chem. (2012)
  • Peng C, Yan SF, Ye J, Shen LX, Xu T, Tao WF. Vps18 deficiency inhibits dendritogenesis in Purkinje cells by blocking the lysosomal degradation of Lysyl Oxidase. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. (2012)
  • Dong YL, Du XR, Ye J, Han M, Xu T, Zhuang Y, Tao WF. A cell-intrinsic role for Mst1 in regulating thymocyte egress. J Immunol. (2009)

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