Jianhua Zhu


Jianhua Zhu
Associate Professor
Office Location: 6123 Plant Sciences Building
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Associate Professor
Jianhua Zhu
jhzhu@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
2102 Plant Sciences Building
4291 Fieldhouse Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-0920
Fax: 301 314-9308

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • To understand the molecular mechanisms that plants have evolved to cope with abiotic stresses
  • Identification of key components in signal transduction pathways for plant responses to abiotic stresses, with the long-term goal of developing rational strategies to improve crop productivity and agricultural and environmental sustainability a combination of forward and reverse genetics in Arabidopsis thaliana, tomato, and other crop plants to study the roles of proteins and non-protein encoding regulatory small RNAs in plant abiotic stress responses
  • Molecular mechanisms of plant abiotic stress responses
  • Gene regulation
  • Functional genomics
  • Epigenetics
  • Study the roles of proteins and non-protein encoding regulatory small RNAs in plant responses to abiotic stresses including salinity, drought, and temperature extremes (cold & heat)

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