Zhanyuan J. Zhang

University of Missouri, USA


Zhanyuan J. Zhang got both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in China. He came to the USA in 1992 to pursue his Ph.D. degree study in the area of plant biotechnology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, USA, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1996. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on genetic engineering of soybean at the same university. From 1998 to 2000, he was a Senior Research Scientist heading the soybean research team in the Plant Transformation Facility at the Iowa State University. Since 2000, he has been the Director of the Plant Transformation Core Facility at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo, USA. His areas of expertise are in plant genetic transformation, plant genes involved in agrobacterium-mediated T-DNA transfer, small RNA-mediated gene silencing, coordinated transgene expression, and precise genome editing for plant biology studies and crop genetic improvements. He is also interested in plant developmental biology with a focus on mechanisms of de novo shoot organogenesis.

Biography Updated on 7 August 2014

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