Name: jianhui zhang

Country: United States


North Carolina Central University

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Department of Pharmaceutical Science BRITE Building North Carolina Central University 1801 Fayetteville Street Durham, NC 27707

Research Interests:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics


  • Personal information

I am currently a Research Scientist in NCCU BRITE from August 2017. Prior to joining NCCU, I was a joint postdoctoral fellow in NCSU PHHI. My research focuses on genetics and genomics of small fruits and vegetable crops (e.g., blueberries, black raspberries, and carrots). Prior to joining PHHI, I worked on various genome sequencing projects.

  • Work experience

2017 - present Research Scientist Department of Pharmaceutical Science BRITE Building North Carolina Central University

2016 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Scholar Plants for Human Health Institute, NC State University, USA

  • Publications

1. Yang J, Liu D, Wang X, Ji C, Cheng F, Liu B, Hu Z, Chen S, Pental D, Ju Y, Yao P, Li X, Xie K, Zhang J, Wang J, Liu F, Ma W, Shopan J, Zheng H, Mackenzie SA, Zhang M (2016). The genome sequence of allopolyploid Brassica juncea and analysis of differential homoeolog gene expression influencing selection. Nature genetics 48 (10):1225-32.

2. Li S, Fan C, Li Y, Zhang J, Sun J, Chen Y, Tian C, Su X, Lu M, Liang C, Hu Z (2016a). Effects of drought and salt-stresses on gene expression in Caragana korshinskii seedlings revealed by RNA-seq. BMC genomics 17: 200.

3. Li S, Huang Q, Zhang B, Zhang J, Liu X, Lu M, Hu Z, Ding C, Su X (2016b). Small GTP-binding protein PdRanBP regulates vascular tissue development in poplar. BMC genetics 17: 96.

4. He XJ, Zhang XC, Jiang WJ, Barron AB, Zhang JH, Zeng ZJ (2016). Starving honey bee (Apis mellifera) larvae signal pheromonally to worker bees. Scientific reports 6: 22359.

5. Wang W, Zhang T, Wang J, Zhang G, Wang Y, Zhang Y, Zhang J, Li G, Xue Q, Han K, Zhao X, Zheng H (2016). Genome-wide association study of 8 carcass traits in Jinghai Yellow chickens using specific-locus amplified fragment sequencing technology. Poultry science 95: 500-506.

6. Zhang J, Chen H, Wu K, Liu C (2015). Transcriptome-wide identification of genes related to fatty acid biosynthesis in medicinal plant Salvia miltiorrhiza. POJ 8(2):148-158.

7. Kües U, Nelson DR, Liu C, Yu G-J, Zhang J, Li J, Wang X-C, Sun H (2015). Genome analysis of medicinal Ganoderma spp. with plant-pathogenic and saprotrophic life-styles. Phytochemistry.


8. Zhang J, Hao Q, Bai L, Xu J, Yin W, Song L, Xu L, Guo X, Fan C, Chen Y, Ruan J, Hao S, Li Y, Wang RR, Hu Z (2014). Overexpression of the soybean transcription factor GmDof4 significantly enhances the lipid content of Chlorella ellipsoidea. Biotechnology for Biofuels 7(1):128.

9. Wang X-C, Liu C, Huang L, Bengtsson-Palme J, Chen H, Zhang J-H, Cai D, Li J-Q (2014). ITS1: A DNA barcode better than ITS2 in eukaryotes? Molecular Ecology Resources Sep 3.

10. Chen H, Zhang J, Yuan G, Liu C (2014). Complex Interplay among DNA Modification, Noncoding RNA Expression and Protein-Coding RNA Expression in Salvia miltiorrhiza Chloroplast Genome. PloS one 9(6):e99314.

11. Li J#, Zhang J#, Chen H, Chen X, Lan J, Liu C (2013). Complete mitochondrial genome of the medicinal mushroom Ganodermalucidum. PloS one 8(8):e72038.

12. Liu C, Shi L, Zhu Y, Chen H, Zhang J, Lin X, Guan X (2012). CpGAVAS, an integrated web server for the annotation, visualization, analysis, and GenBank submission of completely sequenced chloroplast genome sequences. BMC Genomics 13:715.