Curriculum Vitae - updated 3/2024

Junpeng Zhan (ղ)


8/2011-5/2018       Ph.D. in Plant Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

9/2009-6/2011       M.S. in Microbiology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

9/2005-6/2009       B.E. in Bioengineering, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China



12/2023present  Associate Professor, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Faculty Investigator, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Associate Professor, Hubei Hongshan Laboratory, Wuhan, China

9/2018 C 7/2023    Postdoctoral Associate, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, USA



       Zhan J, Meyers BC. (2023) Plant small RNAs, their biogenesis, regulatory roles, and functions. Annual Review of Plant Biology. 74:21-51. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-070122-035226

       Zhan J, OConnor L, Marchant DB, Teng C, Walbot V, Meyers BC. (2023) Coexpression network and trans-activation analyses of maize reproductive phasiRNA loci. The Plant Journal. 113: 160-173. DOI: 10.1111/tpj.16045

       Blanger S#, Zhan J#, Meyers BC (2023) Phylogenetic analyses of seven protein families refine the evolution of small RNA pathways in green plants. Plant Physiology. 192: 1183-1203. DOI: 10.1093/plphys/kiad141

       Zhan J#, Li G#, Ryu C-H, Ma C, Zhang S, Lloyd A, Hunter BG, Larkins BA, Drews GN, Wang X, Yadegari R. (2018) Opaque-2 regulates a complex gene network associated with cell differentiation and storage functions of maize endosperm. The Plant Cell 30: 2425C2446. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.18.00392

       Zhan J#, Thakare D#, Ma C, Lloyd A, Nixon NM, Arakaki AM, Burnett WJ, Logan KO, Wang D, Wang X, Drews GN, Yadegari R. (2015) RNA sequencing of laser-capture microdissected compartments of the maize kernel identifies regulatory modules associated with endosperm cell differentiation. The Plant Cell 27: 513C531. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.114.135657

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