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  • Dr. Zhang Jian

    Principal Investigator

    State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology

    China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI)


    Address: 28 Shuidaosuo Road,Fuyang,Zhejiang Province, P.R. China 311400

    Phone: +86-571-63370277

    Cell: +86-13656661382



Education Background

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Supervisor: Dr. Qifa Zhang and Dr. Changyin Wu
Sept 2001 - Oct 2007Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China
Sept 1997 -June 2001


Research Area


Rice (Oryza Sativa) feeds more than half of the worlds’ population. Studying the function of rice seed development-related genes is of great importance to fit the needs of food security in China. The Rice Seed Development lab in CNRRI is dedicated to study the following areas:

(1) the functional characterization of rice seed-specifically expressed transcription factors;

(2) the epigenetic regulatory network in rice seed development;

(3) the roles of long non-coding RNA in rice seed development regulation.

Professional Experience

Principal Investigator
Seed development group, State key lab of rice biology
Chinese National rice research institute (CNRRI)
Fuyang, China
June 2013- Present
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology
Mississippi State University, U.S.A
Nov 2011- June 2013
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mississippi State University, U.S.A
Jan 2008 - Nov 2011

Social Activity


Associate editor of “Journal of research in plant science”. Since 2013.

Associate editor of “World Research Journal of plant Biology”. Since 2013.

Member of “Rice Technical Workers Group” (SERA018, Multistate Research Coordinating Committee and Information Exchange Group, U.S.A). 2012-2013.

Invited reviewer for Plant Biotechnology Journal, Molecular Plant, Plos One, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum etc.

    1. Publications

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