Dr. Zemao Gu
Birth date: 5 March 1976
Birthplace: Hubei Province, China
Marriage Status: Be married
Professional title: Associate Professor, Department head of the aquatic animal medicine College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agriculture University.
Current addresses (professional):
College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University No.1, Shizishan Street Hongshan District Wuhan Hubei Province 430070, P.R.China
Fax number: +86-27-87282114;
Undergraduate education: College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, 1996-2000, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
Graduate education: Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2002-2007, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.(Ph. D., 2007)
I have been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Fish Diseases since my appointment at Huazhong Agruculture University in 2007. I have prepared and taught courses under the following titles:
Development of Aquaculture Science (graduate course)
I am a member of several biological societies at both national levels. I have served as a Councillor for the Chinese Society of Zoologists and Fish Diseases.
I serve on the editorial board or board of reviewers for Acta Hydrobiology and Journal of Fisheries China. I am often asked to review papers by other journals and review grant applications for the Chinese Natinonal Science Foundation.
My research program has concentrated on the diseases of aquatic animals and parasites which infected aquatic animals. I have been particularly interested in the phylogeny and classification of these protozoan parasites, initially using the techniques of light microscopy and electron microscopy. My laboratory focuses on molecular evolution using the sequences of the small subunit rRNA gene to test my ideas of relationships based on earlier technical approaches. My interest in the description and identification of species led me to investigate the ecological role of flagellate and myxozoan, particularly those in marine and freshwater plankton. My colleagues and I have described and redescribed over 10 new species of flatellates and myxozoan.
Recently, the myxozoan parasite is endemic and causes mortality in cultured fish including allogynogenetic gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch) and common carp. I am interested in how the host was infected by actinospore stage and the parasites transmit in the host body, then arrived at the aim organ, such as gill, fins and liver.
1．1．Liu Y, Whipps C M, Gu ZM, Huang MJ, He C, Yang HL Molnár K. Myxobolus musseliusae(Myxozoa: Myxobolidae) from the gills of common carp Cyprinus carpio and revision of Myxobolus dispar recorded in China. Article 3136, DOI: 10.1007/s00436-012-3136-y （corresponding author）
2、Liu Y, Whipps CM, Gu ZM, Zeng C, Huang MJ (2012) Myxobolus honghuensis n. sp. (Myxosporea: Bivalvulida) parasitizing the pharynx of allogynogenetic gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch) from Honghu Lake, China. Parasitol Res, 2012,110:1331-1336 （corresponding author）
3．Liu Y，Gu ZM，Zhang YC，Zeng LB. Redescription and molecular analysis of Myxobolus shantungensis Hu, 1965 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) infecting common carp Cyprinus carpio haematopterus. Parasitology Research, 2011,109，1619-1623（corresponding author）
4．Liu Y, Whipps CM, Gu ZM. Myxobolus turpisrotundus (Myxosporea : Bivalvulida) spores with caudal appendages: investigating the validity of the genus Henneguya with morphological and molecular evidence. Parasitology Research. 2010，107: 699-706. （corresponding author）
5．Liu Y，Gu ZM，Luo YL. Some additional data to the occurrence, morphology and validity of Myxobolus turposrotundus Zhang, 2009 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea). Parasitology Research, 2010, 107: 67-73. （corresponding author）
6. Liu Y，Whipps CM，Liu WS，Zeng LB，Gu ZM. Supplemental diagnosis of a myxozoan parasite from common carp Cyprinus carpio; synonymy of Thelohanellus xinyangensis with Thelohanellus kitauei. Veterinary Parasitology, 2011,178:355-359 （corresponding author）
7．Gu ZM, Wang JG. Ke XL, Liu Y, Liu XL, Gong XN, Li AH. Phylogenetic position of the freshwater fish trypanosome, Trypanosoma ophiocephali (Kinetoplastida) inferred from the complete small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequence. Parasitology Research, 2010, 1039-1042
8．Gu ZM, Wang JG. Li M, Zhang JY, Ke XL, Gong XN. Morphological and genetic differences of Trypanosoma in some Chinese freshwater fishes: difficulties of species identification. Parasitology Research, 2007, 100，723-730.
9．Gu ZM，Wang JG，Zhang JY，Li M，Ke XL, Gong XN. Ultrastructure of the bloodstream forms of the fish trypanosome Trypanosoma pseudobagri Dogiel et Achmerov，1959. Acta Protozoologica, 2007, 46(2)，139-145.
10．Gu ZM，Wang JG，Li M，Zhang JY，Gong XN. Redescription of Trypanosoma siniperca Chang 1964 from freshwater fish of China based on morphological and molecular data. Parasitology Research, 2007, 100(2)，395-400.
11．Gu ZM，Wang JG，Zhang JY，Gong XN. Redescription of Trypanosoma ophiocephaliChen1964（Kinetoplastida：Trypanosomatina：Trypanosomatidae）and first record from the blood of dark sleeper（Odontobutis obscura Temminck et Schlegel）in China. Parasitology Research, 2006, 100(1)，149-154.
12．Ke XL, Wang JG, Gu ZM, Li M, Gong XN. Saprolegnia brachydanis, a new oomycete isolated from Zebra fish. Mycopathologia, 2009, 167, 107-113
13．Ke XL, Wang JG, Gu ZM, Li M, Gong XN. Morphological and molecular phylogenetic analysis of two Saprolegina sp.(oomycetes) isolated from silver crucian carp and zebra fish. Mycological Research, 2009, 113：637-644.
14．Ke XL, Wang JG, Li M, Gu ZM, Gong XN. First report of Mucor circinelloides occurring on yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) from China. FEMS Microbiol Lett, 2010, 302, 144-150.
15．Xia L, Xiong DM, Gu ZM, Xu Zh, Chen CF, Xie, Xu P. Recovery of Acinetobacter baumannii from diseased channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) in China. Aquaculture, 2008, 284, 285-288.
16．Li M，Li DZ，Wang JG，Zhang JY，Gu ZM Gong XN. Light and Scanning Electron Microscopic Study of Balantidium ctenopharyngodoni Chen，1955（Class：Litostomatea）from China. Parasitology Research, 2007, 101, 185-192.
17．Li M, Wang JG, Zhang JY, Gu ZM, Fei L, Ke XL, Gong XN. First report of two Balantidium species from the Chinese giant salamander, Andrias davidianus: Balantidium sinensis Nie 1935 and Balantidium andianusis n. sp. Parasitology Research, 2008, 102, 605-611.
18．Li M, Wang JG, Zhu DL, Gu ZM, Gong XN. Study of Apiosoma piscicola Blanchard 1885 occurring on fry of freshwater fishes in Hongze, China with consideration of the genus Apiosoma. Parasitology Research, 2008, 102, 931-937.
19．Ling F, Wang JG, Li AH, Zhang JY, Li M, Gu ZM, Gong XN. Determination of the surface area of common carp, Cyprinus carpio L. J Appl.Ichthyol, 2008, 24, 690-693.