|Curriculum Vitae of Jonathan Julio Fong
Mailing Address: School of Biological Sciences
College of Natural Sciences
Seoul National University
Building 502, Room 432
599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul 151-747, Korea
2013-present Seoul National University Lecturer & Postdoctoral Fellow
Supervisor: Dr. Young Woon Lim
Previous Scientific Positions:
2011-2013 Seoul National University Postdoctoral Fellow
2006-2007 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Curatorial Assistant
2003-2004 DOE Joint Genome Institute Research Associate
2001-2003 Loma Linda University Research Assistant
2000 Swire Institute of Marine Sciences, Hong Kong Research Assistant
1998-2001 University of California, Berkeley Research Assistant
2011 Ph.D., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Co-advisors: Dr. Jeffrey L. Boore & Dr. Jimmy A. McGuire
2006 M.S., Biology, Loma Linda University
Co-advisors: Dr. L. Lee Grismer & Dr. Ronald L. Carter
2000 B.A., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Publications (Peer Reviewed):
19) Bataille A, Fong JJ, Cha M, Wogan G, Baek H, Lee H, Min M, & Waldman B (in press) Genetic evidence for a high diversity and wide distribution of endemic strains of the pathogenic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild Asian amphibians. Molecular Ecology. In press.
18) Fong JJ, Brown JM, Fujita MK, Boussau B (2012) A phylogenomic approach to the vertebrate phylogeny supports a turtle-archosaur affinity and a possible paraphyletic Lissamphibia. PLoS One 7(11): e48990.
17) Fong JJ & Fujita MK (2011) Evaluating phylogenetic informativeness and data-type usage for new protein coding genes across Vertebrata. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 300-307.
16) Xia Z-R, Li P-P, Gu H-X, Fong JJ, Zhao E-M (2011) Evaluating noninvasive methods of sex identification in Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 10(1): 117-123.
15) Lin R-C, Yeung C, Fong JJ, Tzeng H-Y, & Li S-H (2011) The lack of pollinator specificity in a dioecious fig tree: sympatric fig-pollinating wasps of Ficus septica in southern Taiwan. Biotropica 43(2): 200-207.
14) He B, Liu Y, Shi H, Zhang J, Hu M, Ma Y, Fu L, Hong M, Wang J, Fong JJ, & Parham JF (2010) Captive breeding of the Four-eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata). Asian Herpetological Research 1(2):111-117.
13) Wong RA, Fong JJ, & Papenfuss TJ (2010) Phylogeography of the African Helmeted Terrapin, Pelomedusa subrufa: Genetic structure, dispersal, and human introduction. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 61(12): 575-585.
12) Fong JJ & Chen T-H (2010) DNA evidence for the hybridization of wild turtles in Taiwan: possible genetic pollution from trade animals. Conservation Genetics 11(5): 2061-2066.
11) Fong JJ & Qiao G-X (2010) New localities of endangered Chinese turtles from museum specimens and the practical and ethical challenges using and reporting natural history collection data. Zootaxa 2393: 59-68.
10) Liu,Y-x, Wang J, Shi H-t, Murphy RW, Hong M-l, He B, Fong JJ, Wang J-c, & Fu L-r (2009) Ethogram of Sacalia quadriocellata (Reptilia: Testudines: Geoemydidae) in captivity. Journal of Herpetology 43(2): 318-325.
9) Gong S-P, Chow AT, Fong JJ, & Shi H-T (2009) The chelonian trade in the largest pet market in China: scale, scope and impact on turtle conservation. Oryx 43(2): 213-216.
8) Shi H, Fong JJ, Parham JF, Pang J-f, Wang J, Hong M, & Zhang Y-p (2008) Mitochondrial variation of the “eyed” turtles (Sacalia) based on known locality and trade specimens. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 1025-1029.
7) Hong M, Shi H, Fu L, Gong S, Fong JJ, & Parham JF (2008) Scientific refutation of traditional Chinese medicine claims about turtles. Applied Herpetology 5:173-187.
6) Liu Y-x, He B, Shi H-t, Murphy RW, Fong JJ, Wang J-c, Fu L-r, & Ma Y-g (2008) An analysis of courtship behavior in the four-eyed spotted turtle Sacalia quadriocellata (Reptilia: Testudines: Bataguridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 29:185-195.
5) Lin H-C, Li S-H, Fong J, & Lin S-M (2008) Ventral coloration differentiation and mitochondrial sequences of the Chinese Cobra (Naja atra) in Taiwan. Conservation Genetics 9:1089-1097.
4) Fong JJ, Parham JF, Shi H, Stuart BL, & Carter RL (2007) A genetic survey of heavily exploited, endangered turtles: Caveats on the conservation value of trade animals. Animal Conservation 10: 452-460.
3) Macey JR, Schulte JA, Fong JJ, Das I, & Papenfuss TJ (2006) The complete mitochondrial genome of an agamid lizard from the Afro-Asian subfamily Agaminae and the phylogenetic position of Bufoniceps and Xenagama. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39: 881-886.
2) Macey JR, Fong JJ, Kuehl JV, Shafiei S, Ananjeva NB, Papenfuss TJ, & Boore JL (2005) The complete mitochondrial genome of a gecko and the phylogenetic position of the Middle Eastern Teratoscincus keyserlingii. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36(1): 188-193.
1) Fong JJ, Parham JF, & Fu J (2002) A reassessment of the distribution of Cuora flavomarginata Gray 1863 On Mainland China. Russian Journal of Herpetology 9(1): 9-14.
Publications (Non Peer Reviewed)
3) Fong JJ (2009) Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 19. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 66(3): 280.
2) Gong S, Shi H, Fong JJ, & Lau M (2009) Recent records of freshwater turtles from Guangdong, China. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter. 13: 24-27.
1) Fong JJ (2008) Linnaeus Fund Research Report: Conservation Genetics of the Yellow Pond Turtle (Mauremys mutica) and the Annam Leaf Turtle (Mauremys annamensis). Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter. 12: 21-23.
Books & Book Chapters:
1) Shi H, Hou M, Pritchard P, Peng J, Fan Z, Yin F, Chen T, Liu H, Wang J, Liu Y (Eds.) (2008) Identification Manual for Traded Turtles in China. Contributors: van Dijk PP, Parham JF, Fong J, Horne B, Zwartpoorte H, Schaffer C, Tucker J, Devaux B, Cadi A, Gong S, Li G. Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, Beijing, 166 pp.
16) Fong JJ, Brown JM, Fujita MK, Boussau B (2012) Identification and removal of non-phylogenetic signal helps resolve higher-level relationships in the vertebrate phylogeny. 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology.
15) Fong JJ (2012) Resolving the vertebrate tree of life using phylogenomics. Invited speaker to Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.
14) Fong JJ (2012) Elucidating evolutionary biology with phylogenetics. Invited speaker to Yeungnam University, Korea.
13) Fong JJ (2012) Using CIPRES for phylogenetic and population genetic analyses. Invited instructor to Seoul National University, Korea.
12) Fong JJ (2011) Resolving the vertebrate tree of life using phylogenomics. Invited speaker to Tunghai University, Taiwan.
11) Fong JJ (2011) Resolving the vertebrate tree of life using phylogenomics. Invited speaker to Ewha Womans University, Korea.
10) Fong JJ (2011) Resolving the vertebrate tree of life using phylogenomics. Seoul National University seminar series.
9) Fong JJ, Fujita MK, Boussau B, & Brown J (2011) Vertebrate tree of life: the phylogenetic placement of turtles and relationships within amphibians. Korean Research Society of Herpetologists Plenary Lecture.
8) Fong JJ (2010) The (Museum of) Vertebrate (Zoology) Tree of Life. MVZ lunch seminar series.
7) Fong JJ (2009) Turtle conservation in HK and Mainland China. Invited speaker to Hong Kong University.
6) Fong JJ (2009) Systematics and conservation of Asian Turtles. Invited speaker to Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
5) Fong JJ (2008) Using genetics for the study and conservation of Asian turtles. Invited speaker to Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
4) Fong JJ (2008) Conservation Genetics. Part of a Tree of Life workshop organized by Adam Leache and CIPRES.
3) Fong JJ, Parham JF, Shi H, Stuart BL, & Carter RL (2007) Genetic analysis of the endangered Asian Yellow Pond Turtle (Mauremys mutica) and the highly endangered Annam Leaf Turtle (Mauremys annamensis). Presentation at the Evolution Meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand & Symposium on Conservation of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in Atlanta, GA.
2) Fong JJ (2007). NSF invited speaker for EAPSI 2007 orientation.
1) Fong JJ & Carter RL (2003). Molecular and morphometric analysis of the endangered Yellow Pond Turtle (Mauremys mutica). Presentation at the Southern California Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting in Northridge, CA.
Grants & Fellowships:
2012 Seoul National University Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration ($52,900)
2012 Korea National Research Foundation Korea-China Collaborative Research ($26,500)
2012 IUCN Korea IUCN World Conservation Congress
Workshop Grant ($13,000)
2011 Seoul National University & BK21 Postdoctoral Fellowship ($22,500)
2010 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Joseph Mallard Fellowship ($7,500)
2010 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Annie M. Alexander Fellowship ($11,000)
2010 National Science Foundation China Major International Joint Research ($5,000)
“Research on the mating system of Big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum)”
PI: Dr. Gong Shiping (South China Institute of Endangered Animals)
2009 National Science Foundation China Major International Joint Research ($117,000)
“Studies on the invasion ecology of the exotic red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans)”
PI: Dr. Shi Haitao (Hainan Normal University)
2009 National Science Foundation DDIG (DEB 0909811) ($13,576)
“A genomics approach to resolving the origin and evolution of turtles”
2008-2009 Fulbright IIE Full Grant & Language Award—China ($28,200)
“The Asian turtle crisis: intensive field surveys and research to guide conservation”
2008 University of California, Berkeley GRAC Fund ($300)
2007-2008 National Science Foundation GK12 Fellowship ($30,000)
2007 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Carl B. Koford Memorial Fund ($2000)
2007 University of California, Berkeley Conference Travel Grant ($500)
2007 Chelonian Research Foundation Linnaeus Fund ($1500)
“Identification and analysis of turtle hybrids from the wild in Taiwan”
2006 National Science Foundation EAPSI Fellowship—Taiwan (OISE 0611443) ($3,000)
“Molecular systematics of hybridization in turtles of Taiwan”
2006 University of California, Berkeley IB Summer Research Block Grant ($1000)
2006 University of California, Berkeley GRAC Fund ($300)
2005 National Science Foundation EAPSI Fellowship—China (OISE 0513230) ($3,000)
“Clarifying distributions of Chinese turtles with historical museum specimens”
2005 University of California, Berkeley GRAC Fund ($300)
2005 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Carl B. Koford Memorial Fund ($2000)
2002 Chelonian Research Foundation Linnaeus Fund ($1000)
“The genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of Mauremys mutica based on known locality and turtle farm specimens”
Awards and Honors:
2007 TSA & TFTSG Annual Meeting Best Student Paper
2006 University of California, Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
2003 Loma Linda University Earl Lathrop Award
2002 Loma Linda University Jaeger Book Award
2013-pres Seoul National University, Korea Lecturer
General Biology (BIO1)
Biodiversity & Environment
2012-pres Hongcheon High School, Korea (age 15) Science Program Teacher
2012-pres Bopyung High School, Korea (age 15) Science Program Teacher
2004-2010 University of California, Berkeley, USA Graduate Student
Fall 2004: General Biology (BIO1B) Instructor
Spring 2005: General Biology (BIO1B)
Fall 2005: General Biology (BIO1B)
Spring 2006: Herpetology Laboratory (IB175L)
Fall 2010: General Biology (BIO1B)
2009 Piedmont Middle School, USA (6th grade-age 11) Community in the
2007-2008 Adams Middle School, USA (7th grade-age 12) Science Program Teacher
2006-2008 University of California, Berkeley, USA Undergraduate Mentor
1999-2000 Longfellow Middle School, USA (7th grade-age 12) Teacher’s Assistant
1998-1999 Fred Finch Youth Center, USA (age 8-15) Activities Coordinator
1997-1998 Egbert W. Beach Elementary School, USA (2nd grade-age 7) Teacher’s Assistant
Past Scientists Trained and Supervised:
Robyn Wong (UC Berkeley): Undergraduate Senior Thesis
“Phylogeography of the genus Pelomedusa based on mitochondrial and nuclear data”
Shavon Crawford (DOE Joint Genome Institute): Undergraduate
Animal Cells and Systems, Asiatic Herpetological Research, Biochemical Genetics, The Herpetological Journal, Integrative Zoology, Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Molecular Biology Reports, Oryx, Tropical Conservation Science, Zoological Studies
IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Korean Research Society of Herpetologists