Dr. Zhang has provided leadership in genomics and biotechnology of rice in China, especially rice functional genomics and Green Super Rice (GSR). His research program is focused on: (1) genetic and functional characterization of genes for agronomically important traits, including yield, male sterility, and reproductive isolation; (2) characterization of the genetic basis of heterosis in hybrid rice; (3) establishment of technological platforms for functional genomics studies; and (4) development of integrated breeding technology for GSR development.
Professional & Societal Memberships
- American Society of Plant Biologists
- Genetics Society of China
- China Association of Agricultural Science Societies
- International Plant Molecular Biology Congress (Board Member)