Hanping Wang, Ph.D.

Hanping Wang, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist and Director - Aquaculture Research and Devolpment
1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, OH 45661
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Director / Principal Scientist
Ohio Aquaculture Research and Development Integration Program (OARDIP)
Adjunct Professor
Department of Animal Science, OSU
Research Interests:
Genetic selection, breeding, sex-control, sex determination mechanism, reproductive  physiology and technology, and production method in aquaculture. 
Serves as the Director and provides leadership for the Ohio Aquaculture Research and Development Integration Program (OARDIP). OARDIP encompasses 58 completed and active projects carried out within the Aquaculture Research Center and the Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Lab at Piketon, the Bowling Green Aquaculture Center, the Department of Animal Sciences and the OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources at the Ohio State University. He and his team have established five long-term programs, one new Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Laboratory in Piketon and one new Aquaculture Center in Bowling Green, and enhanced two existing laboratories and a hatchery (wet lab) under OARDIP.
Supervises researchers and staff of the Aquaculture Research Center at Piketon, Bowling Green Aquaculture Research Center, and Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Laboratory and leads all research activities. Serves as PD to direct, design and perform innovative aquaculture genetics and breeding research at OSU South Centers. Identifies problems and barriers, and develops hypotheses related to aquaculture genomics and breeding, and finds solutions through creative experimental designs, and data analyses and evaluations. Analyzes research results, and writes and publishes refereed journal articles and other publications (books and media articles). Actively develops new ideas and concepts, and writes proposals seeking funding to support statewide research and outreach programs. Serves as faculty participating academic, teaching and seminar activities in the Department of Animal Science. Coordinates research collaborations with other institutions and countries. Supervises and advises post-doctoral researchers, research associates, graduate students, visiting scholars and other aquaculture research professionals.
Dr. Han-Ping Wang is an internationally recognized researcher in the area of aquaculture genetics and breeding based at OSU South Centers, Piketon, Ohio. Dr. Wang has served as an invited keynote speaker and conference chair/co-chair at national and international conferences multiple times. He has provided leadership for more than 70 research projects (with funding of approximately $10 million) in the areas of aquaculture genetics/genomics, breeding and physiology for the past 26 years. He was the first to achieve success in controlled breeding and culture of Reeves shad (Journal of World Aquaculture Society, 2003) and in developing a YY-super male bluegill population and superior yellow perch strains that grow up to 50% faster than unimproved strains. He was invited by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to serve as a consultant for US efforts in breeding and restoration of American shad from 1994 to 1997. Dr. Wang has published about 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. His reputation as a scientific leader has attracted more than ten scientists and international scholars to work under his guidance in the Aquaculture Research Center and Genetics Lab at Piketon. Dr. Wang received six S&T Achievement Awards, and ten Best Paper and other professional Awards from some of national and international agencies.
Ph.D. in Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding
M.S. equivalence in Aquaculture
B.S. in Fisheries
Professional Affiliation:
Principal Scientist,  The Ohio State University South Centers.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Animal Science,  The Ohio State University.
Adjunct Professor, The Key Laboratory of Fish Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.

Grants/Projects As The Principal Investigator:

Number of Federal and State Grants as the Principal Investigator 49 ($8,701,172)

Number of Grants from other countries and international organizations 16 ($235,282)

Number of projects as the Principal Investigator 65 ($8,937,000 )


Scientific Publications (past 10 years; * indicate student co-author):


Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer and S.L. Chen. 2017. Sex Control in Aquaculture: Theory and Practice. ISBN: 978-1-119-12726-0 (in print). Wiley-Blackwell

Liang, X-F., H-P Wang and H Liu. Culture and Breeding of Perch and Pass. 2017. China Science Press (in print).

Book Articles (indicate student co-author):

Wang, H. P., Z. G. Shen, H. Yao, P. O’Bryant, and D. Rapp. 2017. Sex determination and monosex female production in yellow perch. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture: Theory and Practice (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). ISBN: 978-1-119-12726-0 (in print). Wiley-Blackwell.

Wang, H. P., Z. G. Shen, Z.X. Gao, H. Yao, D. Rapp, and P. O’Bryant. 2017.Sex Determination, Differentiation, and Control in Bluegill. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture: Theory and Practice (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). ISBN: 978-1-119-12726-0 (in print). Wiley-Blackwell.

Wang, H.P., and Z.G. Shen. 2017. Sex Control in Aquaculture: Concept and Practice. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture: Theory and Practice (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). ISBN: 978-1-119-12726-0 (in print). Wiley-Blackwell.

*Liang,H.W., H.P. Wang, Y.M, H. Yao, Z.G. Shen, and G.W. Zou. 2017. Sexual dimorphism in body size and form in yellow perch. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture: Theory and Practice (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). ISBN: 978-1-119-12726-0 (in print). Wiley-Blackwell.

*Shen Z.G. and H.P. Wang. 2017. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture: Theory and Practice (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). ISBN: 978-1-119-12726-0 (in print). Wiley-Blackwell.

*Shen Z.G. and H.P. Wang. 2017. Hybridization and its application in Centrarchids. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture: Theory and Practice (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). ISBN: 978-1-119-12726-0 (in print). Wiley-Blackwell.

Vikas, K., A. K. Sinha, H. P. Wang, and Gudrun de Boeck. 2014. Fibre and gastrointestinal health. In: Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Gastroenterology (Miranda Lomer Ed.). ISBN: 978-0-470-67132-0. 2014, Wiley-Blackwell.

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal (* indicate student co-author):

*Li Y-H, Wang H-P, Yao H, O’Bryant P, Rapp D, Guo L, et al. 2017.  De novo transcriptome sequencing and analysis of male, pseudo-male and female yellow perch, Perca flavescens. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171187. doi:10.137 1/journal.pone .0171187

*Li, Y. H. and H. P. Wang. 2017. Advances of genotyping-by-sequencing in fisheries and aquaculture. Review in Fish Biology and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1007/s11160-017-9473-2.

Abdelrahman… and H. P. Wang et al. 2017. Aquaculture genomics, genetics and breeding in the United States: current status, challenges, and priorities for future research. BMC Genomics 18:191. DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-3557-1

*Shen, Z.G. H. Yao, L. Guo, X.X. Li, and H.P. Wang. 2017. Ribosome RNA Profiling to Quantify Ovarian Development and Identify Sex in Fish. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04327-y

*Eissa N, Wang H-P, Yao H, Shen Z-G, Shaheen AA and Abou-ElGheit EN. 2017. Expression of Hsp70, Igf1, and Three Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Response to Handling and Salt Treatment at Different Water Temperatures in Yellow Perch, Perca flavescensFront. Physiol. 8:683. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00683.

*Eissa, N., H. P. Wang, H. Yao, E. A. ElGheit, A. A. Shaheen. 2017. A Mixed Bacillus Species Enhances the Early Innate Immune Response and Stress Tolerance of Yellow Perch Subjected to Hypoxia and Air Exposure Stress: Expression Kinetics Study. Frontiers in Immunology, in review. 

*Elabd,H., H. P. Wang, A. A. Shaheen, H. Yao, and A. Abbass. 2017. Anti-oxidative effects of some dietary supplements on Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) exposed to different physical stressors. Aquaculture Reports. 8: 61-88, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqrep.2017.09.002.

Bibha Kumari, Vikas Kumar, Amit K. Sinha, Jawaid Ahsan, A. K. Ghosh, Han-Ping Wang, and Gudrun DeBoeck. 2017. Toxicology of arsenic in fish and aquatic systems. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 15: 43–64.

*Shen, Z. G, H. P. Wang, H. Yao, P. O’Bryant1, D. Rapp1, and K. Q. Zhu. 2016. Sex determination in bluegill sunfish: Effect of temperature on sex ratio of four geographic strains. The Biological Bulletin. 230:197-208

*Hiam Elabd, Han-Ping Wang, Adel Shaheen, Hong Yao and Amany Abbass (2016). Feeding Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) and Astragalus membranaceus (AM) alters innate immune and physiological responses in yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Fish & Shellfish Immunology. 54: 374-384. ISSN 1050-4648. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2016.04.024.

*Hiam Elabd, Han-Ping Wang, Adel Shaheen, Hong Yao and Amany Abbass (2016). Astragalus membranaceus (AM) enhances growth performance and antioxidant stress profiles in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Fish physiology and biochemistry. 1–12. doi:10.1007/s10695-015-0188-9.

*Waly, E. A., Z. G, Shen, and H. P. Wang. 2016. Efficacy of formalin, iodine and sodium chloride in improvement of egg hatching rate and fry survival prior to the onset of exogenous feeding in yellow perch. Aquaculture Research, 1-9. doi:10.1111/are.12694.

*Xu, Y.J., H.P. Wang, H. Yao, P. O’Bryant, and Q.Y. Wang. 2016. GH, IGF-I and IGF-II mRNA expression in fast and slow growing strains and families of yellow perch Perca flavescens. SpringerPlus (In review).

*Hiam Elabd, Vikas Kumar, Nour Eissa, Zhi-Gang Shen, Hong Yao, Adel Shaheen, Amany Abbass and Han-Ping Wang. 2015. Stress, immune and growth responses of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) to different environmental temperatures as referred by related gene expression. Global journal of fisheries and aquaculture 3 (6): 247-256.

*Shen, Z. G, Q. X. Fan, W. Yang, Y. L. Zhang, and H. P. Wang. 2015. Effects of 17_-Methyltestosterone and Aromatase Inhibitor Letrozole on Sex Reversal, Gonadal Structure, and Growth In Yellow Catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco. The Biological Bulletin, 228: 108–117.

*Eissa, N., H. P. Wang,Z. G. Shen, E. A. ElGheit, A. A. Shaheen. 2015. Transcriptional expression of HSP-70, IGF-1 and four oxidative stress genes in response to handling and key environmental stressors in Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens). Genes. In revising.

*Eissa, N., and H. P. Wang. 2014. Transcriptional Stress Responses to Environmental and Husbandry Stressors in Aquaculture Species. Reviews In Aquaculture. DOI: 10.1111/raq.12081.

Wang, H.P., Z. Gao, P. O'Bryant, J. D. Rapp, H. Yao, Xiao-juan Cao. 2014. Temperature effects and genotype-temperature interactions on sex determination in bluegill Lepomis macrochirus. Aquaculture. Volumes 420–421: S64–S71 (PDF)

*Shen, Z.G. and H.P. Wang. 2014. Molecular players involved in temperature-dependent sex determination and sex differentiation in Teleost fish. Genet Sel Evol, 2014, 46:26.(PDF)

*Eissa, N. and H.P. Wang. 2013. Physiological stress response of yellow perch subjected to repeated handlings and salt treatments at different temperatures. North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:449–454. (PDF)

Subhendu Adhikari, Rattan Lal, HanPing Wang, 2013. Carbon sequestration in the soils of aquaculture ponds, crop land, and forest land in southern Ohio, USA. Environ Monit Assess. DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3474-y (PDF)

*Cao, X, H.P. Wang, H. Yao, P. O'Bryant, J. D. Rapp and G. K. Wallat. 2012. Evaluation of one-stage and two-stage selection in yellow perch I: genetic and phenotypic parameters for growth traits of F1 fish reared in ponds using microsatellite parentage. Journal of Animal Sciences 90:27–36. (PDF)

*Xu, Y.J., X.Z. Liu, M.J. Liao, H.P. Wang, and Q.Y. Wang. 2012. Molecular Cloning and Differential Expression of Three GnRH Genes during Ovarian Maturation of SpottedHalibut, Verasper variegates. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 317:434‐44. (PDF)

Wang, H.P., H. Yao, P. O’Bryant, D. Rapp, G.K. Wallat and R. MacDonald. 2011. Family-tank interactions on early growth performance of yellow perch reared in single family tanks versus mixed-family tanks as inferred using molecular pedigrees. Aquaculture research 42:1694-1702. (PDF)

*Gao, Z., H.P. Wang, H. Yao, W. Wang and L.G. Tiu. 2010. No sex-specific markers detected in bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus by AFLP. Journal of Fish Biology, 76: 408 - 414. (PDF)

*Wang , W.J., H.P. Wang, H.Yao, G.K. Wallat, L.G. Tiu, and Q.Y. Wang. 2010. A first genetic linkage map of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) using AFLP markers. Aquaculture International, 18:825–835. (PDF)

*Gao, Z., H.P. Wang, G.K. Wallat, H. Yao, D. Rapp, P. O’Bryant, R. MacDonald and W. Wang, 2010. Effects of a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor on sex reversal, gonadal differentiation and growth performance of bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus. Aquaculture research, 41: 1282-1289. (PDF)

*Cao, X, H. P. Wang, H. Yao, W. M. Wang, P. O’Bryant and D. Rapp. 2010. Correlations between Growth Traits and Heterozygosity, Allelic Distance (d2) at microsatellite Loci in the Yellow Perch, Perca flavescens. Journal of Biotechnology 150:2-3. (PDF)

Wang, H.P., L. Li, G.K. Wallat, B. Brown, H. Yao, Z. Gao L.G. Tiu, P. O’Bryant, D. Rapp and R. MacDonald. 2009. Evaluation of relative growth performance and genotype by environment effects for cross-bred yellow perch families reared in communal ponds using DNA parentage analyses. Aquaculture Research, 40: 1363 - 1373. (PDF)

*Gao, Z., H.P. Wang, D. Rapp, P. O’Bryant, H. Yao, G.K. Wallat, W. Wang, R. MacDonald and L.G. Tiu. 2009. Gonadal sex differentiation in the bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus and its relation to fish size and age. Aquaculture, 294:138–146. (PDF)

Wang, H.P. G.K. Wallat, R. Hayward, P. L.G. Tiu, O’Bryant and D. Rapp. 2009. Establishment of mostly-male groups of bluegill by size-selection and evaluation of their growth performance.North American Journal of Aquaculture, 71:216–223. (PDF)

*Zhan, A.B, W. Yao, B. Brown, H.P. Wang, 2009. Isolation and characterization of novel microsatellite markers for yellow perch (Perca flavescens). International Journal of Molecular Science 10:18 – 27. (PDF)

Wang, H.P. Z. Gao, B. Beres, J. Ottobre, G.K. Wallat, L.G. Tiu, D. Rapp, P. O’Bryant and H. Yao. 2008. Effects of estradiol-17b on survival, growth performance, sex reversal and gonadal structure of bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus. Aquaculture 285: 216–223 (PDF)

Brown, B., H. P Wang, L. Li, G. Chandler, and G.K. Wallat. 2007. Yellow perch strain evaluation I. Genetic variance of six broodstock populations. Aquaculture 271:142–151. (PDF)

*Li, L. H.P. Wang, C. Givens, and B. Brown. 2007. Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in the yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 600-603. (PDF)

*Gao, Z., W. Wang, K. Abbas , X. Zhou, Y. Yang, J.S. Diana, H.P. Wang, H. Wang, Yang. Li, and Y. Sun. 2007. Haematological characterization of loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus: Comparison among diploid, triploid and tetraploid specimens. Com. Biochem. and Physiol. 147: 1001–1008.