1. Si T*, Lian J*, Zhao H (2017) Strain Development by Whole-Cell Directed Evolution. Directed Enzyme Evolution: Advances and Applications (Alcalde M, Ed) pp:173–200, Springer International Publishing  (*Equal Contribution) 
  2. Lian J, Jin R, Zhao H (2016) Construction of Plasmids with Tunable Copy Numbers in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and their Applications in Pathway Optimization and Multiplex Genome Integration. Biotechnol Bioeng 113: 2462–2473
  3. Lian J, Zhao H (2016) Functional Reconstitution of a Pyruvate Dehydrogenase in the Cytosol of Saccharomyces cerevisiae through Lipoylation Machinery Engineering. ACS Synt Biol 5: 689–697
  4. Coursolle D, Lian J, Zhao H (2015) Production of Long Chain Alcohols and Alkanes Upon Coexpression of an Acyl-ACP Reductase and Aldehyde-Deformylating Oxygenase with a Bacterial Type-I Fatty Acid Synthase in E. coli. Mol BioSyst 11: 2464-2472
  5. Lian J, Zhao H (2015) Recent Advances in Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids Derived Products in Saccharomyces cerevisiae via Enhanced Supply of Precursor Metabolites. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 42: 437-451
  6. Lian J, Zhao H (2015) Reversal of the β-Oxidation Cycle in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Production of Fuels and Chemicals. ACS Synt Biol 4: 332-341
  7. Feng X, Lian J, Zhao H (2015) Metabolic Engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to Improve 1-Hexadecanol Production. Metab Eng 27: 10-19
  8. Lian J, Si T, Nair NU, Zhao H (2014) Design and Construction of Acetyl-CoA Overproducing Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains. Metab Eng 24: 139-149
  9. Lian J, Li Y, Hamedi Rad H, Zhao H (2014) Directed Evolution of a Cellodextrin Transporter for Improved Biofuel Production under Anaerobic Conditions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biotechnol Bioeng 111: 1521-1531
  10. Lian J, Chao R, Zhao H (2014) Metabolic Engineering of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strain Capable of Simultaneously Utilizing Glucose and Galactose to Produce Enantiopure (2R,3R)-Butanediol. Metab Eng 23: 92-99
  11. Zhang X, Lian J, Kai L, Huang L, Cen P, Xu Z (2014) Enhanced Functional Expression of Aquaporin Z via Fusion of in situ Cleavable Leader Peptides in Escherichia coli Cell-free System. Enyme Microb Technol 55: 26-30
  12. Eriksen D*, Lian J*, Zhao H (2014) Protein Design for Pathway Engineering. J Struct Biol 185(2): 234-242 (*Equal Contribution) 
  13. Du J, Yuan Y, Si T, Lian J, Zhao H (2012) Customized Optimization of Metabolic Pathways by Combinatorial Transcriptional Engineering. Nucleic Acids Res 40(18): e142
  14. Kai L, Kaldenhoff R, Lian J, Zhu X, Dotsch V, Bernhard F, Cen P, Xu Z (2010) Preparative Scale Production of Functional Mouse Aquaporin 4 Using Different Cell-free Expression Modes. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12972
  15. Zhou J, Huang L, Lian J, Sheng J, Cai J, Xu Z (2010) Reconstruction of the UDP-N-acetylglucosamine biosynthetic pathway in cell-free system. Biotechnol Lett 32:1481-1486
  16. Zhang D, Wei P, Fan L, Lian J, Huang L, Cai J, Xu Z (2010) High-level Soluble Expression of hIGF-1 Fusion Protein in Recombinant Escherichia coli. Process Biochem 45(8): 1401-1405
  17. Xu Z, Lian J, Cai J (2010) Efficient Expression of Aquaporin Z in Escherichia coli Cell-free System Using Different Fusion Vectors. Protein Pept Lett 17(2): 181-185
  18. Lian J, Ma Y, Cai J, Wu M, Wang J, Wang X, Xu Z (2009) High-level Expression of Soluble Subunit b of F1F0-ATP Synthase in Escherichia coli Cell-free System. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 85(2): 303-311
  19. Lian J, Ding S, Cai J, Zhang D, Xu Z, Wang X (2009) Improving Aquaporin Z Expression in Escherichia coli by Fusion Partners and Subsequent Condition Optimization. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 82(3): 463-470
  20. Lian J, Fang X, Cai J, Chen Q, Zheng Q, Kai L, Xu Z (2008) Efficient Expression of Membrane-Bound Water Channel Protein (Aquaporin Z) in Escherichia coli. Protein Pept Lett 15(7): 687-691